Trade Facilitation

The main objective is to expedite the movement of goods across existing corridors and reduce the time and cost it takes for goods to move from Ghana to other destinations in Africa.

A major contributory factor in the low level of Ghana’s share in intra-African trade has been the constraints to trade facilitation. The AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Goods has specific Annexes that address the following constraints: Trade Facilitation (Annex 4); Transit Trade Facilitation (Annex 5); and Non-Tariff Barriers (Annex 8).

The removal of these constraints is critical to boosting trade between Ghana and other African countries. Member States are necessarily required to accelerate the implementation of policies to reduce roadblocks; harmonize and simplify customs and transit procedures documentation and regulations; establish and operationalize one-stop border posts; and integrated customs management system to participate fully in the Single Continental Market.', '

  1. To ensure speedy and efficient clearance processes at the ports to reduce cost and time.
  2. To provide efficient and competitive facilities and systems to enhance movement of goods and services in a safe and secured environment at the Ports.
  3. To provide efficient, cost-effective and secure cargo transit facilities to serve landlocked neighbours.
  4. To ensure that the application of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) and technical standards do not constrain Ghana’s trade with Africa

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