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GRA to prosecute defaulters of excise tax stamp

Emmanuel Kofi Nti - Commissioner General, GRA

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has served notice it will prosecute all businesses who fail to comply with the implementation of the excise tax stamp policy. The GRA has also warned that defaulters will risk seizure of their goods for non-compliance. The sanctions are however expected to be rolled out in April when the grace period would have elapsed. Starting ...

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Customs dismisses fresh agitations against paperless ports

Isaac Crentsil - Commissioner for Customs Division, GRA

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has rejected claims by some business operators at the ports over the resumption of the manual clearing system. It argues that it has addressed the outstanding issues with the paperless clearing system hence the claims by the businesses cannot hold. Some clearing agents and freight forwarders last week expressed grave concern ...

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Importers, clearing agents lament existing delays at ports

Tema Port Long Room

Businesses operating at the Tema Port have expressed reservations over what they say is the resumption of manual clearing system at the ports. The concerns by the businesses come barely three months into the operations of the paperless clearing systems. Citi News’ Tema correspondent, Elvis Washington reports that many of the clearing agents and freight forwarders are still seen carrying ...

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Authorities defy appeals to suspend paperless system

General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at the GPHA, Mrs Esther Gyebi-Donkor

Officials of the Tema port have downplayed claims by the freight forwarders that the implementation of the paperless clearing system be postponed over low sensitization. They have therefore dismissed any possibility to suspend the implementation of the policy. The freight forwarders argue that the paperless system risks a major setback if government fails to address their concerns. Some are pushing ...

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