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Ghana Lauds Dubai's Single Window System

As part of efforts to transform Ghana’s port and make it number one in Africa, a high-level delegation from various stakeholders paid a working visit to Customs World Dubai, the company which recently took over West Blue Consulting to undertake Single Window project in Ghana.

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Minerals Commission to punish gold smugglers

The Minerals Commission has served notice to deal with any person or companies found culpable in smuggling gold out of Ghana.
According to the Commission, the country stands to lose huge revenue as long as smuggling continues.

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Ghana to implement CET on February 1

All is set for Ghana to fully implement the Common External Tariff (CET) on February 1, 2016.

This follows the successful passage of the CET Act, (Act 905) by Parliament.

The CET is the single tariff rate agreed to by all member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The CET regime means that the same tariff will be slapped on an eligible item imported into the ECOWAS sub-region, irrespective of which ECOWAS-member country it lands in.

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Single window system to address challenges in doing business

Mr. Seth Terkper, Finance Minister -- confirming the enormous benefits of the implementing the national single window system, lauded the success of the project’s first phase, adding that when fully implemented it will boost trade facilitation by harmonising, standardising, simplifying and, above all, creating a more transparent trade regime in the country through the deployment of information and communication technology.

He directed the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to apply appropriate sanctions against those who abuse the national single window system, as the directive will help improve efficiency in implementing the system.

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‘Sanction Abusers Of GRA Single Window System’

Hon. Seth Terkper, Finance Minister, who made this known at the opening of a four-day national single window stakeholder’s conference yesterday in Accra, said the directive was to help improve efficiency in the implementation of the system. He lauded the success of the phase one of the single window project, adding that the project, when fully implemented, will boost trade facilitation by harmonizing, standardizing, simplifying and above all creating a more transparent trade regime in Ghana through the deployment of ICT.

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Clearing Agents Commend GRA PAARS System

Importers and clearing agents in the country have lauded the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) implemented by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). The system has made clearing of goods at the various ports in the country very easy and quick, according to them. The importers and clearing agents disclosed this to the media at a stakeholders’ workshop on the PAARS organized by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Conference Room of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders in Tema. PAARS is a modernized system that has been developed by the Customs Division of GRA as part of the implementation of the National Single Window system to enhance revenue mobilization, improve border security and customs clearance, overcome duplication across regulatory agencies and promote trade facilitation.

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