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Freight forwarders score paperless reforms 65%

Barely a year into the implementation of the paperless clearance system, the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) has scored the initiative 65 per cent for easing business transactions at the ports, although it maintains there is room for improvement.It said the system could have performed better than it had presently done if the compliance stage of the clearance process had been abolished when the system was initiated in September last year.

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New cargo information system won’t bring additional cost — CTN assures importers

Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) Ghana Ltd has assured importers and their clearing agents that its new advanced cargo information system will not come with additional costs.A Management Consultant, Mr Geoffrey Nyarko Cole, at a forum with members of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders in Tema, said the planned introduction of CTN would not come at extra cost to the importer or the agents.He stated that the new system would rather block the leakages in revenue collection at the ports.

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Shippers, traders want hassle-free port operations

Several business groups in have expressed optimism that the year 2017 will be a better one than the year 2016.Speaking in separate interviews with the GPHA’s Eye on Port on their expectations for the 2017 business year, the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) Importers and Exporters Association, Greater Accra Regional Shippers Council (GARSC) and the Customs Brokers Association of Ghana (CUBAG) were all unanimous in their expectations.

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‘Trade Facilitation Agreement will ease cross-border challenges’

Ghana’s quest to speed up the ratification of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would help address the numerous cross-border challenges faced by traders, Mr Emmanuel Doni-Kwame, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce has said.

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Coalition wants swift passage of trade facilitation agreement.

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)-led coalition for trade facilitation is arguing strongly for the ratification and implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).That it believes will help to address the myriad of challenges faced by cross-border traders.The Secretary General of the ICC Ghana Coalition, Mr Emmanuel Doni-Kwame, indicated that the holistic and efficient implementation of the agreement could have a major impact on bringing down trade transaction costs.Speaking at the Coalition’s stakeholder workshop on the TFA in Accra, he said: “There is the need to be constantly updated on new developments within the existing multilateral arrangements which have an impact on the country’s economic development within the context of globlisation.

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