Exporters in Ghana have been taken through the nitty-gritty of the single and shared exporter online registration system for export declaration
This facility will enable exporters to lodge their documents, including the Ghana Export Promotion Authority Registration Certificate, GNCC Certificate of Origin, invoices, customs declarations and all export permits, at a single location (electronically) to be accessed by all regulatory and trade agencies.
The online system is expected to cut down reduplication of documents as well as expedite export processes.
The training workshop was organised by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) in collaboration with West Blue Consulting.
Speaking at the workshop, minister of Trade and Industry Alan John Kyeremanteng said the online system is a move towards into integrated Ghana into the global trading system through the adoption of trade facilitation measures.
“the new online exporter registration being implemented by the GEA is a necessary part of on-going World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation formalities” he added.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of GEPA James Tiigah says the implementation of the system will reduce the time and cost required for making export declarations.
“Under the system, all documentation required for exporting will be submitted once and electronically onto a single entry point for onward distribution to other institutions such as the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Narcotics Control Board”.