Business associations want custom authorities to be tough and avert any lapses in the clearing process at the ports.
Business associations argue that the inability to implement existing laws have partly accounted for the losses hence must be checked.
The comment comes after the suspension of the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) last Friday, February 16, 2018.
Obviously pleased with the decision by the Office of the Vice President to suspend the implementation of the CTN, the businesses maintain that the losses have largely been due to a lax monitoring system at the ports.
Humphrey Ayim-Darkeh, Vice President of the Association of Ghana Industries, tells media reviewing the customs documentation process to allow cross-checking of information on imports, should correct potential malpractices.
He explained, if I import a particular consignment of goods and the forwarding agent passes the entry and the description is done by a customs and there is an element of under declaration, we will see it in the portal.
Freight Forwarders equally maintain that compelling shippers to comply with standardized format for presenting manifests which describes the weight, volume as well as the stowage plan for a consignment of goods, should reduce under declaration.
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