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Workshop on Trade Facilitation and
Aid for Trade
12 -13 March 2009
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ghana’s Single window
Experience - GCNet
What is GCNet?
• Ghana Community Network Services Ltd.
• Joint venture Government / private sector with a
specific mandate to provide an EDI service and a
computerized customs management system.
• Consists of two complementary Systems- The Tradenet
- The Ghana Customs Management
• Electronic Declaration processing for all Regimes
• Electronic Manifest submission. (>500/yr)
• Processing of Permits and Exemptions & Import
Declaration forms- (>9,000/month)
• i-Transit module- Ghana’s model Transit regime
with data sharing functionalities. (> 45,000
Transit- Satellite Tracking
• Sub-consignment No
• Vehicle No
• Entry / Exit Point
• Attached Flag
• Overdue Report Alerts
• Static Alerts
• Geo Fencing
• Valuation of used vehicles
• Data Mining tools for 25 Ministries Departments
• Temporary Vehicle Importation (TVI) by road at
Border Posts.(>37,000 entries for 2008)
• Electronic DO for Release of cargo between
Shipping Lines and Freight Terminals.
• Petroleum Imports and Deliveries from Refinery.
New Developments - 2009
GCMS 2 – Enhanced platform with improved
functionality (incorporation of WCO Tariff
schedule, Tariff ruling, etc ) for Customs –Q1
Online payments – Q2
e-MDA- enhanced platform for Permits and
Exemptions approval with Unique
Consignment Reference (UCR) functionality –
An enhanced Cargo Manifest system – Q3
New SW Architecture
Ghana Single Window Portal
• World Bank funding accounts for Ghana
Customs share in PPP arrangement.
• System is self sustaining in terms of
maintenance and replacement of equipments.
• System funds provision of networks &
equipments etc for MDA’s.
• However, connection of Internal Revenue
Service (IRS) to TradeNet received funding from
the World Bank.
• World Bank funds the Gateway Project which
has as its main objective the modernization of
frontline institutions/agencies that deal with
investors by re-engineering them into trade
– Computerization of Ghana Customs (PPP).
– ISO certification for Ghana Customs
– Modernization of Port infrastructure and IT
– Development of Export Processing Zones
• More simplified and transparent procedures.
• Significant reduction in clearance times.
(KIA:2hrs – 1 day, Tema: 1-3 days)
• Reduced cost of doing business.
• Better information sharing.
• Improved risk profiling to reduce inspection.
• Marked increase in Revenue collection year
• Promotes Post-clearance control using audit
• Integration of Transaction Price Database.
• Improved Compliance and Professionalism.
• Monitoring of officer performance.
• Improved work environment.
• Skills upgrade.
• Data Warehousing
• Helps in formation of Trade and fiscal Policy.
• Generation of real-time revenue statistics.
• Generation of real-time trade statistics.
Thank you for your attention