Wednesday 24th August, 2016
Accra, Aug. 24, GNA – The Customs Division of
the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has ended a four-week proficiency training
programme for agents who engage in imports and exports on behalf of declarants.
The training was to get the agents abreast of
ongoing customs programmes and innovative trade facilitation initiatives to
speed up processes within the port communities.
In addition the programme is to enhance
service delivery at the port.
Mr Jacob Adorkor, the Director of the Tema
Port, said the course was to give clearing agents knowledge about customs
functions to enable them to deliver quality service to their clients.
The training programme was centred on core
customs functions including classification, taxation, and examination of goods
and customs procedures.
Mr Adorkor said the port was going through
intensive transformation that aimed at ensuring quality service delivery to
Mr Richard Patrick Yawuste, the Acting Deputy
Commissioner in charge of Policies and Programmes, said in order to achieve
quality service delivery, customs had begun a cleaning out process to sieve out
persons who used one Customs Proficiency certificate for multiple
Mr Adedapo Adegoke, the Customs Liaison
Manager for West Blue Consulting, took the agents through the Ghana National
Single Window (GNSW) programme which is a one stop shop for all trade
information and port processes for better, simpler and faster clearance of
He said Risk Management was a key component of
the GNSW programme.