Importers and shipping agents are up in arms with the government, following the re-introduction of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) system.
This follows the announcement by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) that it will fully implement the Cargo CTN system at Ghana’s ports from October 15, 2018.
The system was meant to be implemented in August 2018 but was postponed after pressure from the Freight Forwarders Association.
A letter from the GRA to shippers stated that Customs will not process goods imported into the country without CTN numbers.
But the Freight Forwarders Association of Ghana and Ghana Union of Traders Association have registered their displeasure again over GRA’s latest decision to go ahead with the implementation of the system despite their arguments against it.
They described the development as a “monumental display of bad faith.”