The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed surprise at the apparent defiance by the Ghana Revenue Authority by implementing the Cargo Tracking Notes policy in spite of protests and a pending court action.
The GNCCI is the latest business group to have urged the GRA to pull the breaks on the CTN policy insisting that the move will increase cost of imports.
Addressing the media a day after the implementation of the Cargo Tracking Notes policy, the President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso I said the GRA ought to allow for further engagements.
“The Chamber was engaged in the initial stages and we think that they could have done more for all to be on the same level before going ahead with the implementation of the CTN,” he said.
Again, he indicated the need for Ghana to get things done right as it has worked to persuade neighboring Burkina Faso and others to direct traffic through Ghana.
The Ghana Revenue Authority has insisted that the program is to track revenue from shipment to Ghana from across the world.
It has introduced exemptions for all businesses whose imports are less than 36 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs).
As a result, it is anticipated that all cargo which were processed from October 15 from various ports of origin and headed to Ghana, within the next week or two, should bear the CTN number.