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West Blue trains stakeholders on paperless port

In line with the government’s directive to remove customs barriers within the country and ensure a paperless port by September 1, 2017, West Blue Consulting has successfully organized a two-day workshop for stakeholders in the import and export sector.The workshop which was organized in collaboration with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) was to prepare participants for the upcoming pilot run of the Paperless Trade in Ghana, encourage discussions and sharing of perspectives.

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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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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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PAARS Enhancement

Following the recent successful nationwide PAARS enhancement training, we are pleased to inform you of the deployment of the Trade Unit Measurement and Extended Attributes enhancements.

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West Blue Consulting Enhances PAARS application

West Blue Consulting, a business and IT-consulting and technology who are providing technical support for the customs division of the Ghana Revenue Authority has enhanced the Pre-Arrival and Assessment Report System (PAARS) of the Ghana National Single Window.

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West Blue Enhances Courier Services

West Blue Consulting, a world-class business and IT consulting and technology firm, has provided a single platform to boost courier services in the country.The platform, which forms part of the Pre-Arrival and Assessment Report System (PAARS) of the National Single Window, has placed the country’s courier services on international stage and enhanced government revenue since December 2016.The PAARS is an integrated system which cuts down the human elements, processes and duration of post and cargo clearance in a transparent way.

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Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) Programme Overview

The GNSW Programme is an all-of-government automation and integration approach to link government agencies and
private sector operators involved in international trade, utilising existing systems and infrastructure wherever this is
efficient and effective. Key aspects are the fully automated and paperless “single entry point” and the ePayment
facilities. These support the single submission - by businesses - of the required trade information for processing by

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PAARS Valuation Module to boost Government revenues

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority with technical support from Westblue consulting Ltd, implementers of the Ghana single window project, on Monday began series of enhancement training sessions on the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS).The training sessions are designed to introduce users on the new functionalities introduced on the PAARS to ensure seamless processing of entries.The training, opened to all declarants, will acquaint users on understanding the New Excel Item Template, understanding the New Trade Unit of Measure amongst many other interesting developments.

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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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Trade facilitation: Ghana ratifies WTO agreement ahead of Nigeria

Ghana has again moved ahead of Nigeria to ratify its World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement becoming the 104th WTO member to do so.In August 2016, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC), had approved Nigeria’s ratification of an agreement by the WTO, but the country is noticeably missing on the list of nations that have ratified the agreement.

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