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Trade facilitation has emerged as a key factor for international trade efficiency and the economic development of countries. This is due to its impact on competitiveness and market integration and its increasing importance in attracting direct foreign investments. Over the last decade, it has gained prominence in the international political agenda which has culminated in the conclusion of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation.
The potential ease of clearing processes the TFA will deliver can be accessed by the Importer too.
17th May, 2017 | Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra
At a conference under the auspices of the Presidency, His Excellency the Vice President announced a 3 point policy directive aimed at improving efficiency at the various ports. The directive is expected to take effect by 1st September, 2017.
The policy positions were as follows:
The 17th edition of the FIATA Annual Conference for the Middle Africa Region -Orient (RAME 2017) took place from 4 to 6 May 2017 in Casablanca, Morocco. This year’s event was organized by the Association of Freight Forwarders of Morocco (AFFM) under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.
The international meeting of Freight Forwarders offered the opportunity to meet and interact with professionals from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Middle East and the rest of the world.
List of corporate and licentiate members of GIFF in goodstanding for the year 2016. Click on the file below to download.
Because the country's laws allow freedom of company registration, there may be few companies which though legally registered, are not members of Giff. As such they are not bound by GIFF's rules for its members, and therefore not subject to the Institute's oversight. If in doubt ask to see the agent's membership card which all GIFF members are required to carry when engaged in the service of their companies. The following guidelines are however drawn up for guidance of customers when they need to deal with freight forwarders.
Ghana’s vision is to become a major logistics centre in the West-Central Africa Sub-region. If Ghana is to become successful among other aspiring logistics centres in the sub-region, it is important to provide an adequate infrastructure and sufficient manpower for the various services related to transportation of cargoes and logistics management. Also individual companies must enhance the efficiency and quality of their services in order to survive in a competitive logistics business environment.
Each year, GIFF members from all over the country travel to a chosen venue. to attend the Annual General Meeting. It is an opportunity for the GIFF members to receive copies of the Institute's accounts as well as reviewing fiscal information for the past year and asking any questions regarding the directions the Institute will take in the future.. At the AGM GIFF members work on their leadership skills and character development. And, they meet new friends and have a lots of fun!
As a leader in the local freight forwarding sector, GIFF has presciently made outreach a cornerstone of its mission to serve the local international trade community. Through its outreach programs, GIFF encourages its members to use their knowledge and skills to serve the Ghanaian Shipping Community.