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gra customs division collects ghc373 million as revenue

The Ashanti Regional Command, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), realized a total revenue of GH¢373.102 million as at June, 2019. Assistant Commissioner (AC) Frederick Yankey, the Regional Customs Division Commander, said their target was GH¢375.447 million, translating into a negative variance of GH¢2.345, which represented 0.62 per cent. Last year, the Comma..read more

full statement: 2019 mid-year budget review

MID-YEAR FISCAL POLICY REVIEW OF THE 2019 BUDGET STATEMENT AND ECONOMIC POLICY
1. Right Honourable Speaker, Honourable Members of Parliament, today the 29th July 2019 on the authority of His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I beg to move that this august House approves the Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review and Supplementary Estimates to the 2019 Budget. 2. M..read more

paperless clearance system improves ghana's port operations

Marketing and Public Affairs Manager of Tema Port, Serwaa Opoku-Fosu, has reaffirmed that the paperless processes at Ghana’s Ports have improved the turnaround time of cargo, transparency and eased of doing business at the Port. “There is reduction in the cargo clearance time, we position the cargo for you when you’re ready for examination. Also, an agent can work on multiple ..read more

the eco and ghana: west africa’s single currency

At the end of an ECOWAS summit in Abuja, Nigeria on June 29, 2019, 15 countries in West Africa, including Ghana, agreed to adopt a single currency next year called the Eco. Negotiations for a single currency in West Africa began about 30 years ago. Since January 1999, 19 countries in Europe have surrendered monetary sovereignty through the European Economic and Monetary Union. They use a curren..read more

first phase of tema port expansion project officially handed over

The first phase of the Tema Port Expansion Project has been handed over to the operational team by the construction team. At a simple ceremony on Friday, June 28, 2019, the project team symbolically handed over the key of the facility to the operational team. Present at the ceremony were the Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbors' Authority, the Director of the Port of Tema, the CEO of..read more

paperless port, zipline projects implemented at zero cost to gov’t - bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has lauded the collaborative role the private sector has played in the successful rollout of several programmes in government’s digitisation agenda. He said this collaboration has led to major budgetary savings, freeing up funds to address other ..read more

implementation of the 50% discount policy on fob (general goods).

Dear Cherished Client,We are pleased to inform you that the directive by the government on the 50% value reduction on assessed FOB has been implemented on the Customs Classification and Valuation Report (CCVR). Please see below sample of the revised CCVR.May we take this opportunity to thank you for your support and steadfastness. We are confident that together, we will achieve a truly facilita..read more

important notice on container packing list

 As part of the measures to ensure speedy clearance and efficiency at MPS Terminal 3, the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority has directed that with effect from 25TH JUNE, 2019, it shall be mandatory for importers to attach comprehensive Packing list comprising itemised list of goods in each container as a requirement for request for Customs Classification and Valuation Rep..read more

customs updates media on new trade enhancements

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority has assembled members of the press in a forum, as an effort to educate the public on current enhancements in the trade and port clearance system.Customs, since 2002 has partnered IT Solutions companies, to create a secure trade platform that facilitates the exchange of information between the Government of Ghana and the trade & logistics c..read more

single window reducing under declaring at ports – gra

The introduction of the Single Window Application Platform reduced the issue of under declaring at the port.Under declaring happens when importers quote lower prices of goods imported to warrant lower duties.The single window application platform is a web application hosted centrally on a web server with a centralized database server. West Blue implements this solution to help automate the trad..read more

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