All around the world, the business of international trade is evolving. Being the centerpiece of international trade, freight forwarders are confronted with new challenges every day. A majority of freight forwarders have continued to adapt their strategies and product solutions to cope with the competitive pressures and market forces. Their strategies are being increasingly shaped by consumer demand for real-time information, proper documentation and visibility, urging forwarders to step up their investment in technology in order not to get left behind.
|Position||Elected||Remarks / Opponent|
|Vice Chairman||Francis Adeho Terrison||Unopposed|
As part of the expansion policy of the Ghana Institute of Freight
Forwarders, the administration has moved to induct a new and growing district in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana.
The Sunyani District is made up of 5 border posts; namely, Gonokrom, Kofibadukrom, Oseikojokrom, Akrankwanta and Sampa.
The ratification of the induction will happen at the 2017 AnnualGeneral Meeting of the institute.
In a bid to collaborate and strengthen ties with an accredited tertiary institution in the country,
the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders has reached out to the University of Cape Coast, one of Ghana’s premier universities
which runs a course in Marketing and Supply Chain at the School Of Business.
After initial discussions between the two institutions at the UCC Business School, a 10 month roadmap has been created to arrive
at an MOU with a follow up meeting held at the GIFF National offices.
Attention all GIFF Members. A Demand Notice from the Customs Division Of Ghana Revenue Authority showing alleged payment defaults.
Please click the link below and enter your Declarant Code to retrieve your payment information.
The Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Moroccan Freight Forwarders Academy (MFFA).
The purpose of the MOU is to establish a common framework for the development of cooperation in transport and logistics training between MFFA and GIFF.
This MOU was signed at the just ended FIATA RAME meeting held in Morocco.
GIFF was represented by its president, Mr. Kwabena Ofosu-Appiah and the MFFA by Mr. Tahri Rachid
The first session of the GIFF Executive IT Seminars has taken off. The IT seminars have been designed to equip participants with foundational skills in Word Processing, Using Spreadsheets and How to Use Presentation Software. Additional modules that are also taught include the GIFF ERP System, Practical Customs Documentation and Other operational ICT Tools.
Ports are no longer regarded as only the nodes that ships and goods are handled, but within the uncertain and highly volatile maritime industry they become economic competitive areas for all port stakeholders.
By the effects of globalization and technological developments, ports as the interchange points between different modes of transport are forced to increase efficiency and sustain their competitive edges.
Coming into Equity…
The GIFF Constituion for 2016 is now available at the offices of GIFF National Secretariat.
All members should endeavour to get a copy and review for clarity on the following:
- STANDARD TRADING CONDITIONS
- STANDING ORDERS OF MEETINGS
- CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
- MANAGEMENT CODE
A link will be made available soon for the PDF version
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.