A BRIEF FROM THE GHANA INSTITUTE OF FREIGHT FORWARDERS ABSTRACT In this write up, we critique the justification for the introduction of the Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) in the form being advertised, with regards to revenue generation and trade facilitation. We will seek to justify the legality or otherwise of the introduction of the CTN and further outline some recent statistics which debases the justification of the introduction of this new intervention.
From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. Matt. 11:12
Sorry Kwabena, I had to borrow your favorite Bible verse and make it mine. You should know by now you rub off me the right way and I intend to borrow a few of your signature terminologies so take heart, what are friends for? Believe me I am not about to spew a cacophony of pedagogical jargons…heehaw, borrowed again.
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.
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