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Single Window showcased on world stage

Ghana was among over 75 countries which took part in this year’s World Customs OrganiSation (WCO) Information Technology Conference and Exhibition held in Lima, Peru.The conference, which had over 500 participants, gave Ghana the opportunity to showcase to the world how the country is implementing its National Single Window at its ports.The 3-day event, which was held from June 6 to 8, 2018, brought together Customs of the World – including representatives of private sector and international organisations – to find lasting solutions using new technologies for the benefit of trade and international security.

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One year of Ghana’s implementation of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

The objective of this article is to provide a snapshot on progress of implementation of activities by the Government of Ghana, private sector and development partners since January 2017, when Ghana ratified the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.Ghana became the 104th country to ratify the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on 4 January 2017. The ratification by Ghana’s parliament gave further boost to the country’s ongoing efforts at implementing trade facilitation reforms in the country.

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Airports next in paperless transaction

The government’s commitment to replacing paper and human-based transactions and controls at the seaports with paperless processes will be extended to the airports in the coming years.The paperless transaction at the airport, known as the air cargo trade facilitation system, seeks to eliminate human intervention and introduce the electronic-based valuation and documentation processes at the airport.Players contributing to the air cargo trade facilitation system have pledged their support to ensure the government’s paperless

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2017 WCO ITC concludes with expert insights on the Power of Data

After three days of invigorating discussions on the latest trends and the emerging developments in the world of border and IT supply chain management, the 2017 WTO IT Conference & Exhibition was concluded on 9 June. The announcement by Secretary General Mikuriya that the WCO has decided to make the source code of the WCO Customs Targeting System (CTS) publicly available and that it will be placed on an open source before the end of 2017 was very well received

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WTO urges public-private collaboration for effective implementation of TFA

The World Trade Organisation has reiterated the importance of the Trade Facilitation Agreement and has lauded member states that have so far ratified the agreement.
Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr. Fredrick Yonov Agah speaking during the national single window conference held in Ghana recently under the theme:Single Window and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement – Key Tools for Development opined that by ratifying the agreement, members were showing

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2017 Ghana National Single Window Conference

West Blue Consulting and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), supported by World Customs Organization (WCO) and World Trade Organization (WTO) invites stakeholders to the 2017 Ghana National Single Window Conference scheduled to hold as below:

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WTO/OECD publishes 2017 Aid for Trade Case Stories – Ghana National Single Window featured (Case Study 128).

The Public Sector submitted 102 case stories to the 6th Global Review of Aid for Trade on the topic of "Promoting connectivity".The case stories below are listed according to reference number.

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Ghana ratifies the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Ghana has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 104th WTO member to do so. Only six more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force.

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‘Ghana surely needs the Single Window concept’

The single window concept is gradually catching on in Ghana. Charles benoni Okine (GB) caught up with the managing director of west blue limited, ms valentino mintah (vw), after a workshop on the new concept for select ED media practitioners from ghana and nigeria at senchi, near akosombo for an exclusive interview. he first asked her; why do you think ghana needs this SW concept?

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