Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Isaac Crentsil has assured stakeholders in the Shipping industry that the Division is committed to improved trade facilitation and will not do anything untoward to hamper the free flow of international trade at the ports.
According to him, the Division is blessed with well trained, highly skilled, experienced and professional men and women who work tirelessly to ensure uninterrupted flow of trade at the ports and various points of entry in the country.
Speaking in an interview with BestNewsGH.com, Mr. Crentsil regretted the recent agitation by stakeholders in the industry, particularly freight forwarders with respect to the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN).
According to him, the Division and the Ghana Revenue Authority measures the benefits of policies before consenting to their implementation, adding that the postponement of the policy until 15th October 2018, will allow the division and the Authority ample time to intensify sensitization with the various stakeholders and to iron out whatever differences there are.
Mr. Crentsil opined further that the division has infused a tremendous amount of technology in its operations in order to enhance efficiency.
According to him, it is the desire of the division to operate in accordance with international best practices and acceptable standards.
He appealed to the stakeholders in the cargo clearance chain to corporate with the division as the issues regarding the implementation of the CTN are being dealt with, particularly the education and sensitization, adding that it is the expectation of the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority that a consensus will be reached for the smooth take-off of the policy on the scheduled date.