2019 Borderless alliance conference scheduled for 24th to 26 April 2019  

The 2019 Annual Borderless Alliance Conference is expected to take place in Accra from 24th to 26th April, 2019 where manufacturers, Policy-makers, transporters, business owners and other key stakeholders will deliberate on issues concerning trade and transport facilitation in the West African sub-region. In the year 2018, the annual Borderless Alliance Conference was held in […]

GRA goes digital: rolls out iTaPS to allow individuals to register and file annual tax returns online

The Ghana Revenue Authority is rolling out a robust digitized online platform that will make it easier for individuals to register and file their annual tax returns online. The Integrated Tax Application Preparation System (iTaPS) which has been developed by the GRA will offer individuals the leverage and latitude to sit in the convenience of […]

Mandatory exchange of data electronically by Ships and Ports to begin this month-IMO Secretary General

The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has announced that under the revised Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL), it will become mandatory for ships and ports to exchange data electronically from April 2019. Mr. Kilack Lim says this will be done on the back of the single window concept which […]

Appointment of Director for Keta Port: Parliament to summon Transport Minister and GPHA officials

The Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah is expected to be invited by Parliament’s committee on Transport to answer questions on the recent appointment of a Director for the Keta Port. The Committee is expected in the ensuing days to extend an invitation to the Minister who signed the appointment letter, appointing a legal practitioner, […]

98 percent of cases reported by transit shippers against police, customs and axle load operatives resolved by Shippers’ Authority-CEO

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority has resolved about 98 percent of complaints lodged against the police, customs officers and axle load operatives among others by shippers, particularly those engaged in the transit trade. The complaints were lodged via the E-platform system instituted by the Ghana Shippers’ Authority for reporting non-tariff barriers. Chief Executive Officer of the […]

Insure your goods with local insurance companies to reduce cost of doing business at ports-importers advised

Importers have been advised to insure their goods with local insurance companies to reduce their costs of doing business at the ports of Ghana. The Chief Operating Officer of the Ghana Life Insurance Company (GLICO), Mr Solomon Twum Barima said importers would make savings in their businesses because the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA)-Customs Division would […]

Finance Minister announces comprehensive review of Port charges to make Ghanaian ports competitive and efficient

The Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has announced that Government is to embark on a comprehensive review of all port charges as a means of positioning the nation’s ports as the most competitive and efficient ports in the sub-region. The announcement comes on the back of recent meetings and petitions by some trade unions in […]