- Salvaged cars would no longer be allowed into Ghana from November 1, 2020
- This follows the passage of the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in March 2020
- The GRA has called on agents to educate themselves on relevant laws before cars are allowed into Ghana
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From November 1, 2020, the law banning the importation of salvaged vehicles into Ghana will come into effect.
In that respect, shipping agents, importers and freight forwarders have been tasked to advise their clients against importing such vehicles into the country.
In March 2020, the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was passed by Parliament to amend the existing Customs Act, 2015 (Act 891).
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Following the passage of the Amendment, accident, physically damaged and salvage motor vehicles were banned from the country.
Aweya Julius Kantum, an Assistant Commissioner of Customs in charge of Policy and Programmes, Customs Division, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), noted that agents, who are the main source of information for importers, need to appreciate relevant laws before vehicles are imported into Ghana.
Per a report by the Ghana News Agency, he added that cargo that reaches Ghana before November 1 would be deemed to have arrived on time and would, therefore, be exempt.
In other news, the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has called for stimulus packages for public transport operators in Ghana.
This, it said, would become necessary if the government hopes to prevent increases in fuel prices.
Information available shows that drivers who ply the Tarkwa-Takoradi road in the Western region increased their fares by 30% on 29 June.
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