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Export Procedures and Items

Exportable Items

All exportable items/articles/commodities in Ghana have been categorised into two (2) groups; Traditional Exports and Non - Traditional Exports

Traditional Exports

They comprise products such as cocoa beans, logs, electricity, fresh fish, fresh yams and mineral ore (Unprocessed gold, diamond, bauxite, etc.). These items could be changed depending on Government Policy.

Non-Traditional Exports

All exportable goods other than those captured under Traditional-Exports.

Please see Import - Export Act, 1995 (Act 503) for more information.

Basic Requirements for Export

Any company or enterprise which intends to deal in exportation of exportable goods or items in Ghana must:
  • Be registered with the Registrar-General’s Department.
  • Be registered with the Ghana Export Promotion Council to obtain a Number
  • Get a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) from the Ghana Revenue Authority.

Procedure for Traditional Export

  • Obtain a Bank of Ghana Exchange Control Form A2 from your bankers.
  • Complete the Customs Declaration Form electronically and submit to Customs via the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS).
  • Attach all relevant documents; Certificates, Permits etc.
  • When the declaration is validated by Customs, present goods to Customs at the Export seat to the Exit Port or Station for Customs Inspection or Examination.
  • If Customs is satisfied with the examination, the goods are then released for export.

Procedure for Non - Traditional Export

  • Submit Customs Declaration electronically.
  • Attach all relevant documents; Certificates, Permits etc.
  • When the declaration is duly validated by Customs, present goods to Customs at the Export seat to the Port of Exit or Station for Customs Inspection or Examination.
  • If Customs is satisfied with the examination, the goods are then released for export.

Relevant Certificates / Permits for Export

 

1.

Cocoa

COCOBOD export permit

2.

Timber products

Permit from Timber Industry Development Division, Forestry Commission

3.

Mineral ore

Minerals Commission Permit

4.

Manufactured / Processes Goods

Ghana Standards Authority Permit

5.

Coffee /Shea nuts/Cashew nuts

COCOBOD export permit

6.

Food and agriculture produce

Phytosanitary Certificate from Plant Protection and Regulatory Service or MOFA

7.

Palm oil

Food and Drugs Authority Permit

8.

Rock and soil samples

Permit from Geological Survey Authority

9.

Wildlife

Convention Trade and Endangered Species (Cities from Department of Game and Wildlife)

10.

Pets

Permit from Veterinary Service Division of MOFA

11.

Chemicals including plants

Environmental Protection Authority Permit

12.

Pharmaceuticals

Permits from Ministry of Health, Food and Drugs Authority

13.

Antiques

Permit from Museum and Monuments Authority

14.

Non-ferrous scraps

Permit from Ministry of Trade and Industry

15.

Other scraps including electronic waste

Permit from Ministry of Trade and Industry

16.

Human remains

Death Certificate from Birth & Death Registry

 

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