The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has been honored with a Certificate of Merit on International Customs Day by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).
This recognition acknowledges the GSA’s outstanding services and its commitment to promoting and safeguarding the interests of shippers and stakeholders in the shipping and logistics industry.
The award also highlights the GSA’s critical contribution to the GRA Customs Division in achieving its revenue target for the year 2023. The presentation took place during the International Customs Day event under the theme “Customs Engaging Traditional and New Partners with Purpose.”
The occasion brought together industry players to review performance and discuss ways to improve Customs Division operations.
Mr. Kwesi Baffour Okyere Sarpong, CEO of the GSA, emphasized the importance of partnerships between key state agencies and the private sector for the development of the shipping sector. He expressed his commitment to strengthening existing partnerships between the GSA and the Customs Division of the GRA to better serve the interests of shippers.
The Commissioner of the Customs Division, Alhaji Iddrisu Iddisah Seidu, representing the World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary-General, outlined the WCO’s intention to establish new partnerships with financial, environmental-based institutions, and academia. These partnerships aim to align with a focus on the value of customs.
The International Customs Day event included presentations on relevant topics by key figures in the industry, providing insights into policy, operations, and the overall direction of customs-related activities.