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The standard free-time for all shipments discharged in Ghanaian ports is: 7 days for dry and 5 days for reefer containers – if containers delivery within Ghana. 21 days for dry – if containers are in transit to other West African coastal countries.
InvestorWords.com defines customs clearance as: noun. the act of passing goods through customs so that they can enter or leave the country. a document given by customs to a shipper to show that customs duty has been paid and the goods can be shipped.
A 40-foot container in good condition ranges between GH¢7,000 and GH¢10,000 while a 20-foot container is roughly GH¢5,000. The number of containers you need will greatly depend on your design.
CUSTOMS CLASSIFICATION AND. VALUATION REPORT (CCVR) THIS IS A STAGE OF THE PROCESS MAP. WHEN IMPORTERS SEND THEIR. COMMERCIAL INVOICE AND BILL OF.
An Import Declaration Form (IDF) is required for all shipments with an invoice value above US$1,000 and/or any with total weight exceeding 70 Kgs and/or those whose description include Spare parts. An IDF may be obtained by the consignee from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) before arrival of shipment.
The Import Process in Ghana
- Register Your Company.
- Hire a Clearing Agent and Obtain Trade Insurance.
- Register for Ghana Single Window.
- Apply for a Unique Consignment Reference.
- Begin the MDA Sub-Process.
- Fill Out and Submit Electronic Import Declaration Form (eIDF)
- Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) Process.
The IDF (Import Declaration Form) is a Ghana Ministry of Trade and Industry document processed through the Ghana Electronic Single Window System. The Applicant should provide Intertek with the correct IDF number during Ghana EasyPASS Certification Process. Unique Consignment Reference (UCR) No.
The Canadian dollar value is obtained by multiplying the value of the goods indicated on the commercial invoice by the exchange rate at the time of the shipping. The customs duty rate is calculated by your broker based on the HS number and various other factors (see below).
You can go to www.customs.gov.ng, find the Quick Search CET Tariff panel on the left and find the tariff that interests you. You can search the custom duty tariff database by CET code (if you know it) or by a keyword.
- Pre-vessel arrival. Submit car clearance documents to the clearing agent. Clearing agent reviews documents. Clearing agent creates UCR for you.
- Post vessel arrival. Submit Bill of Entry and make payments. Review of all submitted documents.
- Final clearance and delivery. Exit verification.
On average, it takes 16-20 days after the vessel departs for your vehicle to arrive from the USA. Use our Vehicle Shipping Calculator to get a shipping quote as well as estimated sailing times.
There is a weekly sailing to Tema port in Ghana with a transit time of 32 days.
Estimated Shipping Times to Ghana from the United States
You will be charged depending on the shipping option you choose. For example, Express Shipping can have your package to your home in 2-4 days, while an Economy Shipping method takes 5-8 business days.
Stamp duty is calculated at $3 per $100, or part thereof, of the vehicle’s value. For passenger vehicles valued over $45,000 with seating for up to 9 occupants, the rate of stamp duty is $1,350 plus $5 per $100, or part thereof, of the vehicle’s value over $45,000.
You can ship your auto overseas to West Africa using the following methods: roll-on / roll-off (ro/ro) service, container shipping and air shipping. Ro/Ro shipping is the most affordable and popular method of overseas car shipping to West Africa while air shipping is the most expensive way to send your car to Africa.
Customs duty is levied on goods imported into Ghana, at varying rates up to 20%. Special concessionary rates are available to members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Korean Customs Services Agency, new managers of Ghana’s new Customs Management System, Universal Pass (UNIPASS), has outlined the benefits the system will bring to Ghana’s port management. Among the many benefits outlined by the agency is its ability to reduce cost of doing business at Ghana’s seaports and frontiers.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ghana Limited automobiles to be manufactured in Ghana and exported from Ghana include the latest generation of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited vehicles – the Mahindra XUV500, the urban electric car the Mahindra e2o, the Mahindra Genio and the Mahindra Xylo.
|Motor Cycles (up to 200cc)
|Motor Cycles (above 200cc)/ tricycle
|Motor Vehicle (up to 2000cc)
|Motor Vehicle (above 2000cc)
|Buses & Coaches
Ghana import duty is assessed based on volume, weight or value of an item, and is subject to change every year. Import duty rates range from 0%, 5%, 10% and 20%, and the fees are collected by the Ghana Customs Division.
HS Code stands for Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.. The system is used by more than 200 countries and economies as a basis for their Customs tariffs and for the collection of international trade statistics. Over 98 % of the merchandise in international trade is classified in terms of the HS.
You may need to pay approximately 165% of the car’s cost, car insurance, and freight (CIF) value as import duty. You may need to pay approximately 116% of the bike’s cost, insurance, and freight (CIF) value as import duty. The vehicle needs to be registered in India at the nearest RTO.
In theory, this is quite simple: the US levies an import tariff on all imported vehicles, based on their value at the time of purchase. This is charged at 0-2.4% for motorcycles, 2.5% for cars, and 25% for trucks and lorries.
Among industry classification systems, Harmonized System (HS) Codes are commonly used throughout the export process for goods. The Harmonized System is a standardized numerical method of classifying traded products.
VAT. If you are importing a new car from another EU country you have to pay VAT (Value Added Tax), usually when registering the car. A new car means a car that has been in service for 6 months or less, or has been driven for 6,000 kilometres or less.
From Japan, the absolute maximum you should expect to pay is around $2,000, and for that money, your car had better be surrounded by velvet pillows from Ethan Allen to prevent damage. From Europe, figure $1,000 to $1,400.
The Trade Policy and Customs rules allow import of vehicles into Pakistan. Both new and used vehicles can be imported. New vehicles can be imported freely by any one, under the generally applicable import procedures and requirements, like any other goods, on payment of applicable duty and taxes.
|Type and value of goods
|Anything under £135
|Gifts worth £135-£630
||2.5%, but rates are lower for some goods – call the helpline
|Gifts above £630 and other goods above £135
||The rate depends on the type of goods and where they came from – call the helpline
If you bring your car with you to the UK, for ‘permanent use’ on UK roads, you must tell HMRC about your car. Once you have notified HMRC, you must register and license your car with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
For standard passengers cars the rate of VRT is based on the CO2 emissions of the car. Depending on the commercial vehicle the VRT rate is either 13.3% or €200. Some vehicles are exempt from VRT such as ambulances and fire engines.
Here is a breakdown of the duties and taxes you need to pay: Customs Duty: Passenger Vehicles: 25% of CIF. Vehicles for Transportation of Goods: 15% of CIF.