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GRA yields to pressure; backs down on CTN                                        

Isaac Crentsil - Commissioner for Customs Division, GRA

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has clarified that it will soon meet with the business associations to have further consultation and sensitize them on the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) system. According to the Customs division of the GRA, the engagement is necessary to clear all doubts harboured by the business associations over the CTN policy. Following the agitations from the ...

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CTN row: Shippers bemoan drop in revenue


Shipping lines are cautioning of massive drop in government’s revenue for the rest of the year if the row over the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) is not resolved. The shippers complain of drop in cargo which is affecting their operations. The tussle over the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) has the GRA on one side ...

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Veep to make or unmake GRA’s new cargo tracking policy


The proposed implementation of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) system at the ports by the GRA may suffer another setback unless the office of the Vice President moves in to avert any such issue. The GRA has directed that from July 1, all imports into Ghana must bear the unique CTN numbers before they can be cleared. The GRA also ...

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Opponents of CTN demand strict monitoring at ports

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Business associations want custom authorities to be tough and avert any lapses in the clearing process at the ports. They argue that the inability to implement existing laws have partly accounted for the losses hence must be checked. The comment comes after the suspension of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) last Friday, February 16, 2018. Obviously pleased with the decision ...

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Importers resist Customs’ Cargo Tracking Notes policy

Kwabena Ofosu Appiah - President, Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders

Businesses at the ports are opposing customs new policy, the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN), saying it will add unto their cost of production. The CTN is expected to track all imports to Ghana to reduce revenue losses with under declaration. Even before its implementation in March 2018, the businesses say they will be disadvantaged. The freight forwarders argue that the ...

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