Enterprise Information of Thursday, 31 December 2020
The Ghana Requirements Authority has reviewed its cost for clearing items on the ports upward by 20 p.c.
The proportion increment is predicted to take impact from January 1, 2021.
The upward overview of the charges and expenses is to make sure purchasers are served higher.
Importers of all merchandise will probably be affected by this new adjustment.
A letter signed by the Director-Basic of the Ghana Requirements Authority (GSA) to the President of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders reads:
“We convey to the eye of your establishment that efficient January 1, 2020, the Requirements Authority will begin the implementation of its new charges and expenses. Approval for the charges and expenses was given by Parliament in August 2019 for implementation within the 12 months 2020. Its implementation was nonetheless delayed.
To this finish, the registration of importers per product group has elevated by 20 p.c for the annual cost”, the letter famous.
Purchasing Malls and supermarkets operators are to be braced themselves as much as register a charge of 20,000 cedis for his or her yearly product group. Cement merchandise (bagged cement and clinker) will go for 5000 cedis – the record goes on and on.
The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders has additionally indicated that it’s more likely to increase costs for merchants who import these items.
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