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Finance Minister Urges Trading Community to Fully Embrace Single Window

Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has urged the trading community to fully embrace the new transparency and compliance level developed through the introduction of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project in the country.According to him, “I see no room for backtracking on this approach and call on all government officials in the various ministries to fully support the effort of our trading community to do their business efficiently and profitably”.

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West Blue, IATA team up on Cargo XML for Airlines enforcement

West Blue Consulting, the technical partners of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project is working feverishly with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure that aircraft start using an electronic format called Cargo XML to submit their cargo data to customs before landing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra.The Cargo XML which is expected to replace the existing Cargo IMP will be implemented on 28th May 2017,

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GRA boss reposes confidence in Single Window

The new Commissioner-General of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Kofi Nti, has expressed confidence in having a paperless system under the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project that will help enhance trade facilitation in the country.He made this known after touring the Customs Technical Bureau office located at the Ministries in Accra last Thursday.He stated that “the good thing about this project is that once there is data, nobody can hide and do anything bad. With the biometric system, Customs can no longer play truancy.”

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Ghana Reforms- World Bank Ease of Doing Business.

In the area of trading across borders, the reforms recorded by Doing Business in 2015/16 span a wide rangefrom building or improving hard or soft infrastructure for trade to joining customs unions, digitizing documentation and introducing risk-based inspection systems. These varied endeavors highlight the complexity of international trade Ghana is among the economies that heavily invested in electronic systems to facilitate trade. In September 2015

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GRA holds open forum for stakeholders

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), as part of its publicity initiative, has held a stakeholders forum in Accra to educate the public on the Custom’s Act and clearance procedures.The forum, themed Ghana’s export and business environment; opportunities and responsibilities, created a platform for Custom’s officials and members of the general public to and others in the businesses community, to deliberate on the new law to enhance understanding.

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MPs Call Support for Massive National Single Window Project

Members of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism have called for political neutrality in the implementation of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project to avoid political clashes in the country. According to them, the novelty project which aims among others things at reducing delays at the ports should be seen as a nation building reform effort that needs all hands on deck.

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Customs revenue up on Single Window take off

The political will and the right governance framework instituted at the country’s ports has begun yielding positive results as the (customs) division of the Ghana Revenue Authority exceeded its revenue target for last year following significant improvement in the processes at the ports.

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Single window module shows positive outcome

Revenue inflows to the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) rose by 1.66 per cent to GH¢8.7 billion last year, partly as a result of the introduction of the Single Window System, which streamlined revenue collections at the various ports.The increment is the first of its kind in three years and came on the back of substantive dips in collections by Customs in the past two years.

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National Single Window gets stakeholders’ approval

Players in the sea-trade industry comprised of freight forwarders, importers and exporters, and related sector actors have praised the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and its technical partners West Blue Consult and GCNet for what they described as a “successful” implementation of the National Single Window’s first phase.
According to some stakeholders, components of the new system -- specifically the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) -- have significantly improved clearance time for goods at the ports, and has brought some relief to the industry.

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Shady importers can’t outsmart us anymore – CEPS

The Customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority is confident the newly introduced Single Window system will fix the challenges with its item valuation process.The division says there is a rigorous process in place to ascertain the right value of items imported into the country

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