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UNECE Holds Trade Facilitation Training in Accra

United nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in collaboration with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) would organize a five-day training workshop in Accra for Trade Facilitation stakeholders.The workshop, sponsored by West Blue Consulting under the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) Programme, would take place from Monday September 19-23, 2016.

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GRA Attends Single Window Summit in Morocco

Officers from the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), with its technical partner, West Blue Consulting attended the 5th edition of the International Single Window Conference in Morocco.The conference which was under the themeVirtual Single Window for foreign trade: The requirement for an inclusive cooperation’, took place between the 5th and 7th September, this year.

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Adopt uniformity in Single Window Systems

The Chief Executive Officer of the West Blue Consulting, Madam Valentina Mintah, has advised members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) that are implementing the single window systems to abide by international standards to enable them to operate effectively and efficiently in the sub-region.According to her, the uniformity of the systems would allow customs authorities to share critical data on trade and other related activities in line with the harmonisation of customs operations in the ECOWAS sub-region.

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IDF and the National Single Window Concept

The Government of Ghana, in 2011, introduced an electronic Import Declaration form to streamline import management process and facilitate the speedy clearance of goods through customs, while improving record keeping.The National Single Window concept developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in 2005 is an effort to harmonize and standardize international trade procedures and associated information flow between traders and government.

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GRA clamps down on fuel smuggling into and out of Ghana

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has issued new guidelines aimed at checking the rising incidence of fuel smuggling into Ghana.The new guidelines which took effect last week Thursday, September 1, is intended to end the abuse of the export and re-exports regimes of the industry.According to the GRA, any deviations from the new guidelines would constitute prima facia evidence of an attempt to breach Customs Control and would lead to perpetuators being penalized in line with existing legislation.

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A/R: Customs exceeds GH¢285m revenue target

The Ashanti regional command of the Customs Exercise and Preventive Service of the Ghana Revenue Authority has exceeded its annual revenue collection target.The outfit raked in 297.195 million as against the expected 285.640 million mid-year 2016.

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GRA officials undergo 4-week training

The customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has just ended a four week robust customs proficiency training programme for custom agents who engage in imports and exports on behalf of declarants.The aim of the programme was to get these agents abreast with ongoing customs programs and innovative trade facilitation initiative to enhance and speed up processes within the port communities.

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GRA introduces E-Zone facility at ports

Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), as part of the Ghana National Single Window Project, has established electronic payment zones at some major ports in the country. This is expected to facilitate payment of port charges and other services by exporters to the Authority. Exporters in the past have had to endure several bottlenecks in transacting business with the GRA and the proposed arrangement will make it more flexible for shippers and other stakeholder

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EPA roll out: Ghana trains GRA staff on ‘Rules of Origin’

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has commenced a nationwide training of staff of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to enable them undertake their mandate in ensuring compliance with Rules of Origin under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).This follows the ratification of the interim EPA between Ghana and the European Union (EU).

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Large quantity of seized goods destroyed

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has destroyed large quantity of seized unwholesome and smuggled goods. These included 13,776 cans of soft drinks and 5,038 packets of assorted cigarettes.They were disposed of at the Kaase dumping site and present were officials from the Environmental Protection Agency, Trade and Industry Ministry and the security agencies.

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