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CARGO TRACKING NOTE (CTN) SYSTEM TAKES EFFECT FROM 1ST JULY 2018...NOTICE TO ALL SHIPPING LINES AND TRADING PUBLIC

NOTICE TO ALL SHIPPING LINES AND TRADING PUBLIC

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) hereby informs importers that the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) System takes effect from 1st July 2018. (Bill of Lading Date).

For all shipments to Ghana (transit cargo included), Shippers/Exporters/Forwarders at the various Ports of Loading around the World are required to obtain a validated CTN number using the global online platform provided and submit same together with Shipping Instructions (SI) to their Shipping Lines. Each Bill of Lading must be covered by a valid CTN number.

Shipping Lines are required to insert the unique CTN number on both the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest. Shipments not covered by a valid CTN number will not be cleared through Customs in Ghana and fines may apply.

The CTN will serve to provide data to Ghana Customs and other stakeholders well in advance to enable Cargo Review Processes in a manner that ensures:

• Generation of key prior shipment in “real time” to effectively Control, Supervise and Manage import traffic into Ghana.

• Collation of reliable trade database to benchmark & protect Government revenue in import duties and taxes.

• Plugging of identified loopholes & leakages in order to preserve the sanctity and integrity of Customs valuation of goods and freight.

• Safeguarding and facilitation of trade in order to significantly reduce the turnaround time for Cargo Clearance which in turn will allow importers to avoid the payment of heavy demurrage fees and generally reduce the cost of doing business.

• Provision of a one-stop comprehensive and broader view of the global logistics chain to Customs, the Port Authority and other structures of control, which will eliminate duplications and enhance reporting requirements.

The introduction of CTN is in furtherance of GRA’S drive to modernise its operations for facilitation of legitimate trade in line with international best practices.

For any further information or support, kindly visit www.ctnghana.com or www.gra.gov.gh

 

 

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CARGO TRACKING NOTE SYSTEM

Cargo Tracking Note System (CTN):

The Customs Division of the GRA informs all importers that the Cargo Tracking Note System takes effect from Friday 1st June, 2018. 

Under this system, shipping lines are to provide CTN numbers on all Bills of Lading. Shippers/Forwarders at the various ports of loading are to provide detailed and timely information on all shipments to Ghana in advance on the Global Online Platform made available for the purpose.

The CTN will serve to provide data to Ghana Customs and other Stakeholders well in advance to enable Cargo Review Processes in a manner that ensures:

-  Generation of key prior shipment information in “real-time” to effectively Control, Supervise, and Manage import traffic into Ghana.

-  Collation of reliable trade database to benchmark & protect Government revenue in import duties and taxes.

-  Plugging of identified loopholes & leakages in order to preserve the sanctity and integrity of Customs valuation of goods and freight.

-  Safeguarding and facilitation of trade in order to significantly reduce the turn-around time for Cargo Clearance which in turn will allow importers to avoid the payment of heavy demurrage fees and generally reduce the cost of doing business.

-  Provision of a one-stop comprehensive and broader view of the global logistics chain to Customs, the Port Authority and other structures of control which will eliminate duplications and enhance reporting requirements.

The introduction of CTN is in furtherance of GRA’s drive to modernize its operations for facilitation of legitimate trade in line with international best practices.

 

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SALES OF VEHICLES & GENERAL GOODS .... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

CUSTOMS DIVISION

 

PUBLIC AUCTION

SALES OF VEHICLES & GENERAL GOODS 

 

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to inform the general public that the Customs Division’s next Auction Sales of Vehicles and General Goods will come off as follows:

 

No.

Collection

Location

Description of Goods

Date

Time

 

1.

 

K.I.A.

 

KIA Car Park

 

Vehicles

 

2nd & 3rd May, 2018

 

10.00a.m.

 

2.

 

Takoradi

 

Safe Bond & Long Room Terminals

 

Vehicles / General Goods

 

8th & 9th May, 2018

 

10.00a.m.

 

3.

 

Elubo

 

Elubo State Warehouse

 

Vehicles

 

10th & 11th May, 2018

 

10.00a.m.

4.

 Kumasi

Car Park

Vehicles

15th to 17th May, 2018

10.00a.m.

The public is respectfully invited. 

 

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SPECIAL OPERATIONS TO IMPOUND UNCUSTOMED VEHICLES Effective Monday 23rd April, 2018

SPECIAL OPERATIONS TO IMPOUND UNCUSTOMED VEHICLES

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to inform the general public that effective Monday 23rd April, 2018 the Customs Division will undertake special operations to check the import duties and all requisite taxes payment status of all vehicles.  Uncustomed vehicles would be impounded.  Vehicle owners are therefore requested to take immediate steps to ensure that the requisite duties and taxes have been paid on their vehicles.  

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