How to export from Ghana?

Complete procedures to export goods from Ghana



How to export from Ghana? What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in Ghana? Explain the export methodology in Ghana.


Information given here explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with Ghana government authority for exportation from Ghana.


Every natural persons or legal entities are approved to conduct export and import process in Ghana. For commercial purpose, a registered trade with concerned license (if required) as per the business and have enlisted in the Trade and Company Register of the country is must for exporting and importing of products from and to Ghana. Register with the Registrar-General’s Department and the Ghana Export Promotion Council.

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is the authority for the administration of taxes and customs duties in the country. The Customs Division (CD) under the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is responsible for collection of Import Duty, Import VAT, Export Duty, Petroleum Tax, Import Excise and other taxes. It also ensures the protection of revenue by preventing smuggling. The Customs Division performs agency duties on behalf of other government organizations and Ministries by seeing to the enforcement of laws on import and export restrictions and prohibitions.

The exporter should make sure that they made all of the accurate export documents that are required to get the goods delivered through the port, cleared customs, satisfy all compliance and regulations, then loaded on board the pre determined carrier. All export documentation must be completed correctly to avoid any missed shipments, port demurrage charges or fines to the business.


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required


This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from Ghana.



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