The Transit Unit is an arm of the Suspense Regime which monitors and reports on road haulage of transit goods from Ghana to inland countries such as Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, whilst guarding against revenue leakage associated with the activity.
On the average, the stated inland countries manage only 60% of the trade volumes of the coastal countries and bear 40-45% more cost relative to coastal countries.
Given this trade imbalance, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and World Customs Organisation (WCO) found it necessary to develop clear steps to facilitate trade, making the Transit Unit central to deepening bilateral relations in revenue mobilisation.
Dedicated Transit Stations across the country are Elubo, Paga, Kulungugu, Gonokrom, Hamile, Takoradi, Tema and Aflao. All these stations ensure unhindered movement of Transit goods across the country while observing laid down international protocols.
The Unit also liaises with the State Insurance Company (SIC) as the national guarantor securing guarantees and bonds on transit Trade. Duties and penalties are claimed from the insurer in case of diversions and other losses.
In line with international trade standards, the GRA has taken Information Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure and Information Management Systems (IMS) very seriously. Hence, the use of the all-new ICUMS in the tracking and monitoring of road haulage.