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Customs World takes over West Blue Ghana Limited

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Customs World, a subsidiary of Ports Customs and Free Zones Corporation (PCFC) Dubai, has signed an agreement to take over West Blue Ghana Limited. This agreement formalizes the establishment of “Ports & Customs World Ghana Limited.” West Blue has been in charge of the provision of the National Single Window and Risk Management System in Ghana. As part of the ...

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Human error impedes paperless port systems

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Officials working on the paperless system at the ports have attributed the numerous challenges surrounding the system to human error. According to them, the lack of due diligence on the part of some officers caused the challenges that was witnessed on Thursday (7th September, 2017) at the Long Room of the Tema Port. Freight forwarders, importers and exporters at the ...

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5 things to know about paperless port system [Infographic]

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Government on  September 4 2017, commenced the implementation of the paperless clearing at Ghana’s ports. This follows a directive by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the port agencies to migrate to a paperless system by September 2017, after he observed that the current system had too much human interaction and was at the mercy of corruption. Although the implementation was ...

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Freight forwarders budge to paperless ports

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Freight Forwarders are anticipating a smooth implementation of the paperless clearing process at the ports should all systems of the various agencies operate seamlessly. The businesses believe their concerns should be laid to rest if the assurances by the relevant authorities are duly complied with. The comments come on the back of the implementation of the paperless clearing system at ...

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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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Freight forwarders reject paperless ports

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Freight Forwarders are still agitating over the rolling out of the paperless policy at the ports. The program Citi Business News understands is scheduled to take off on Saturday, September 2, 2017 instead of the September 1. The businesses argue that the policy risks a major setback due to the low levels of education from the implementers. The concerns were ...

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Authorities assure of no job losses as paperless ports kicks off

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

There is not going to be any job losses with the rolling of a paperless system at the country’s ports. That is the assurance from port authorities ahead of the implementation of the paperless system at the ports. This is expected to ease the apprehension among some stakeholders with the reduction of human interface in the clearing of goods at ...

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Pilot of paperless port systems kicks off today

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Effective Friday, August 18th 2017, all agencies at the country’s ports will pilot the paperless clearing process ahead of official takeoff next month. The exercise is among others to identify the potential shortfalls and address them for a seamless transaction on September 1, 2017. According to officials, the pilot has become apparent considering the completion of the basic background work. ...

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Businesses push for an overhaul of port clearance processes

Benjamin Yeboah - Executive Member, GUTA

Importers and business associations are demanding an overhaul of the revenue collection systems at the various ports in the country. They argue that they are over burdened with taxes which impede the efficient revenue collection and general activities at the ports. The business operators have also threatened to boycott business related activities at the ports altogether if more practical methods ...

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Importers blame custom officials’ interdiction for port delays

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At least one hundred staff of the Custom Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Tema Port have been interdicted for their alleged involvement in revenue losses. Information available to Citi Business News indicates that the development has spanned between May and July 18, 2017. In addition, the customs division has also embarked on 70 inward transfers so ...

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