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Export Restrictions

Export Restrictions are goods that can be exported but have restrictions on quantity or specification based on either international laws or the trade policy of Ghana. All restricted goods require certificate(s) or permit(s). This applies to both traditional and non-traditional export commodities.

Export Prohibitions

These are goods banned from export either by international or local laws. These unlike restricted items are completely banned and cannot be exported. Such items or commodities include:
  • Round log (12 Species including Rosewood)
  • Narcotics / Psychotropic substances
  • African grey parrots
  • Endangered animal species
  • Ghanaian currency in excess of GH₵10,000.00
  • Rattan canes and bamboo
  • Obscene and pornographic materials
  • Any other goods prohibited by international laws
Note: All exports are Zero-rated. However, the following attract Export duty
  • Cocoa Beans – To be determined by the Ministry of Finance
  • Hydrocarbon Oils (e.g. Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK)
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