UASC SECRETARY GENERAL ON A THREE-DAY WORKING VISIT TO GHANA

UASC SECRETARY GENERAL ON A THREE-DAY WORKING VISIT TO GHANA

The Secretary General of the Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) Mr. Abdourahmane Saley paid a 3-day working visit to the Ghana Shippers’ Authority from July 5 – 8, 2017. The main purpose of the visit was to congratulate Ms Benonita B. Bismarck, on her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority and by extension Chairperson of the Union. (more…)...
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GHANA’S POSITION ON WTO TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT

GHANA’S POSITION ON WTO TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT

Ghana undertook a needs assessment exercise in 2013 to ascertain the country's needs in line with the various categories. The National Trade Facilitation Committee made up of all the relevant stakeholders in the industry met a number of times to deliberate and come out with the right position of Ghana, especially with the three categories and their appropriate measures. For category A, Ghana is complaint in 6 measures constituting 17% in terms of readiness to implement. The measures identified included 6.3 Penalty Disciplines 9.0 Movement of good under Customs intended for imports 10.7 Common Border procedures and requirements and uniforms and documentation relating to clearance. 10.8 Rejected goods 10.9 Temporary admission of goods/inward and outward processing 13.2 National Committee on Trade Facilitation Category B, Ghana is again complaint in 6 areas also constituting 17% and these measures are: 5.2 Detentions 7.1 Pre-arrival processing 7.3 Separation of Release from final determination of customs duties, taxes, fees and charges 10.2 Acceptance of copies 10.3 Use of international standards; 10.5 Pre-shipment inspection. Under Category C, Ghana is...
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