Tariffs and regulations

Tariffs and duty rates are constantly revised and are subject to change without notice.

Austrade strongly recommends you reconfirm these prior to selling to Ghana.

For the latest information on tariffs and customs visit Ghana Revenue Authority.

Tariff and non-tariff barriers

Customs duty exemptions are available for all agricultural, industrial plant, machinery and equipment imported for investment purposes.

Customs clearance of cargo through the seaports involves dealing with a number of logistics service providers and governmental bodies in order to fulfil all contractual and tax obligations that might be associated with the import consignment. The agencies include Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS), the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), Shipping Agents and Destination Inspection Companies.

Ghanaian law enjoins all importers with the exception of Declarants to engage the services of licensed Customs House Agents for the clearance of cargo at any freight station in Ghana.

There are various stages in the customs clearance processes of cargo from the seaport. The clearance process starts with the valuation of the cargo, declaration of cargo data on to the GCNET, payment of duty and other relevant cargos, verification at the Compliance Section of CEPS, release by the Shipping Agent, delivery by GPHA and CEPS physical examination or scanning of cargo before cargo is allowed to exit the port.

Methods of quoting and payment

Quotations should be CIF in Australian or American dollars. Payment is usually by irrevocable letter of credit with an internationally reputable bank.