Ghana Standard Authority (GSA)

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) which is the national Standards body was established by the Standards Decree, 1967 (NLCD 199) which has been superseded by the Standards Decree, 1973 (NRCD 173). The Authority is also the custodian of the Weights and Measures Decree (NRCD 326, 1975). These legislations together mandate the Authority to undertake:

  • National Standards development and dissemination;
  • Testing Services;
  • Inspection Activities;
  • Product certification scheme;
  • Calibration, Verification and Inspection of Weights, Measures and Weighing and Measuring Instruments;
  • Pattern approval of new weighing and measuring instruments;
  • Destination Inspection of imported High Risk goods;
  • Promoting Quality Management Systems in Industry;
  • Advice the Ministry of Trade, Industry, on standards and related issues;


Fees and Charges

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S/N Process Name Fees Dollars Ghana Cedis
1 Importer Registration Annual fee (for first 3 products) 100.00GHC
2 Importer registration Annual fee (for each additional product) 50.00GHC
3 Importer registration Re-labeling (packaging)-Non compliance 2,000.00GHC
4 Importer registartion Absence of certificate of analysis (penalty) 1,000.00 GHC plus cost of analysis
5 Exporter Registration 200.00GHC
6 Fish Facility Registration Application fees establishment 1,000.00GHC
7 Fish Facility Registration Application fees vessel 1,200.00GHC
8 Fish Facility Registration Renewal fees-establishment(canneries/vessels) 1,500.00 GHC
9 Fish Facility Registration Renewal fees- small establishment 900.00 GHC
10 Fish Facility Registration Renewal fees-establishment(outside Accra) 700.00 GHC
11 Fish Facility Registration Renewal fees- medium establishment 1,000.00 GHC
12 Fish Facility Registration Consignment inspection-establishments (within Accra) 150.00GHC
13 Fish Facility Registration Consignment inspection- establishments & vessels (Tema) 180.00 GHC
14 Fish Facility Registration Monitoring inspection
15 Fish Facility Registration Small establishments 200.00GHC
16 fish facility registration Establishments (Canneries) 250GHC
17 Fish facility Registration Medium Establishments 250GHC
18 Fish Facility Registration   Big Establishments 350GHC
19 Fish Facility Registration    Establishments (western & central regions) 400GHC
20 Fish Facility Registration      Vessels 300GHC
21 Fish Facility Registration ·     Kumasi 500GHC
22 Fish Facility Registration ·         Takoradi 500GHC
23 Fish Facility Registration ·         Takoradi 500GHC
24 Fish Facility Registration ·         Central Region 400GHC
25 Export consignment inspection Consignment inspection towards export certification 200GHC
26 Export consignment inspection Consignment inspection of scrap metal 1000.00GHC
27 Product Certification Export Certificate 300.00GHC
28 Meat Products Consignment (first container) 100.00GHC
29 Meat Products Additional container in a consignment 50.00GHC
30 Fish Export Certification Tonnage up to 20,000kg 300.00GHC
31 Fish Export Certification Excess tonnage above 20,000kg (per ton) 2.00GHC
32 Fish Export Certification Health certificate up to 500kg 150.00GHC
33 Fish Export Certification Health certificate up to 1,000kg 200.00GHC
34 Fish Export Certification Health certificate up to 10,000kg 250.00GHc
35 Fish Export Certification Health certificate above 20,000kg (per every 1,000kg) 2.00GHC
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