Ghana Customs introduces mandatory reporting for Inbound Cargo, expected to start 28 May 2017

Ghana Customs plans to introduce regulations that all import, transit, and FROB air shipments must be reported in advance electronically.

The information we currently have at hand indicates that the planned mandatory pilot is anticipated to commence some time during the week of 28 May 2017.  Full enforcement is expected to begin on 28 June 2017.

CHAMP is now adding Ghana Customs to our Traxon Global Customs (TGC) service and will enable carriers with shipments to Ghana to file Flight Manifest, Air Waybill, and House Waybill data according to the requirements.

Technical information as background:

All airlines are solely responsible for the transmission of the data (Air Waybill, House Waybill, and Flight Manifest) to Ghana customs.

Carriers need only to send their IATA Cargo-IMP FWB, FHL, FFM messages to the CHAMP TGC service on flight departure prior to arrival to Ghana and TGC takes care of the rest – connecting to Customs, and filing the correct Customs messages using the Cargo-IMP message data supplied by the carrier. Ghana Customs have decided to adapt to the IATA CargoXML schema.

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