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Apr 11, 2011

Government introduces new import declaration form


Ms. Hannah Tetteh, the Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), has announced that a new Electronic Import Declaration Form has been introduced to replace the manual ones currently in use to help streamline import management process and facilitate the speedy clearance of goods through customs.

She adds that MOTI has completed the repositioning of the Destination Inspections Services in the country after the review of the scheme.

Ms. Tetteh disclosed this in Accra at the 38th Annual General Meeting of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), saying the proposed Tariff Advisory Board, which is to ensure that tariffs are set to promote the national economic development agenda as well as equity and fairness vis-à-vis the competition between imported products and local production, is operational and addressing some inadequacies in the country’s Tariff System.

According to her, government has approved a new industrial policy for the country which focuses on Industrial Production and Distribution technology and innovation and will soon be operationalized to drive the implementation of the industrial policy, whilst work will soon start on a comprehensive Industrial Development and Competitiveness Legislation for development of local industries through the promotion of domestic content, including human and material resource as well as technology transfer.

Source: ISD