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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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Celebrating the Success of the Ghana National Single Window

High-level delegates of the international and local trade development community gathered in Accra over the past two days to consider the progress made in implementing the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) and to consider its key role in implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement...


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World Customs Organization participated in the 2017 Official Ghana National Single Window Conference

World Customs Organization participated in the 2017 Official Ghana National Single Window Conference 

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Ghana Launches National Single Window

The National Single Window was launched, by the President, John Dramani Mahama, who was represented by the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and was supported by the Minister of Finance, Hon. Seth Terpker, Minister of Transport, Hon. Dzifa Ativor, Minister of Food and Agriculture,  Hon. Fifi Jwetey, Minister of Trade and Industry,  Hon. Ekwow Garbrah ,the Consultant and CEO of WestBlue Consulting, Ms Valentina Mintah and Commissioner General of Ghana Revenue Authority/chief Host Mr. Blankson George.

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Importers, exporters undergo Single Window System training

The Single Window System introduced by the Ministry of Trade and Industry primarily provides the platform for an integrated clearance process to minimise the human factor as much as possible and, to a large extent help to reduce the processing time for trade documents. After 15 years of operating with destination inspection companies (DICs), the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority took over that task on September 1, this year, to enhance Customs functions as a stop-gap measure to improve on trade facilitation.

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GRA exceeds half year tax revenue target

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) exceeded its half year tax revenue collection target of GHȼ10,320,027,000.00, raking in GHȼ10,503,027,000.00 during the period. Mr. Seth Akuffo Anoff, an Economist at the Tax Policy Unit of the Finance Ministry, who announced this, said these were mainly from corporate tax, import duty and levies, petroleum tax, mineral royalties, domestic value added tax (VAT) and communication service tax. 

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Single Window Scheme: So far so good but… - Agents

“I used three days to clearing my goods. This is a significant difference because in the past it took about a week or a minimum of four working days to get your documents from the inspection companies. “But this took me just three days –meaning two more days off which is a lot of money saved because if you keep your container after seven working days you start paying demurrages and rent. That is to say, I was able to work within time not to attract these costs,” he emphasized.

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DICs, Dogbe, DCEs and Disunity: Weekly Wrap-Up from the Morning Man

The staff of the Destination Inspection Companies came to see us. It was their last day at work, and they were concerned that, since government had cancelled their contracts, they were all out of jobs, out of options and out of time. Meanwhile, these were well trained and skilled personnel, so they wanted to petition the President to amalgamate them into Customs, who were now tasked with doing the valuations that the DICs had been doing for a decade and a half. I do have to ask myself: these guys have done our valuation for 15 years, and our ports have leaked revenue for 15 years. They have been in charge for 15 years and corruption has been in force for 15 years. They've had the job for 15 years and we've had people devaluing imports and cheating the people of Ghana out of import duties for 15 years. It's ok. it's enough.

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Importers & Exporters welcome Single Window System

Importers and Exporters at the Tema Port have embraced the Single Window System introduced by the government for trade facilitation at the Port. When Radio Ghana visited the Port area on Tuesday September 1, importers and exporters were seen going about their usual duties to clear their goods.

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