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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Office in Ghana has commended Westblue Consulting Limited – technical consultant of the Ghana Single Window Project, for its salutary role in simplifying the country’s cross-border trade, thereby enhancing the competiveness of the Ghanaian economy globally.Speaking on the heels of the recent entry into force of the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA),  ICC Ghana Secretary General,

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‘Kayayei’ Get Support

Posted on 2017-02-13 14:11:42

Several persons, mostly comprising of women and children who make a living by carrying loads at market centres for a fee, have been given support by way of healthcare and vocational training, courtesy West Blue Consulting Limited.The beneficiaries, per the work they do, are commonly referred to as ‘kayayei’, a Ghanaian slang which describes females who have emigrated from rural parts of the country to urban centres and end up working as cargo carriers with no befitting places of abode.

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West Blue gets top global award

Posted on 2017-02-06 14:09:45

International trade facilitation consulting firm, West Blue Consulting has been honoured by the World Customs Organisation (WCO) for rendering exceptional services to the country and the international communityThe company was awarded through the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority on the occasion of the International Customs Day, which was also celebrated in Ghana at the World Trade Center, Accra.

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World Customs Awards West Blues Consulting

Posted on 2017-02-02 09:14:22

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has awarded West Blue Consulting for rendering exceptional service to the international community.The company was awarded through the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority on the occasion of the International Customs Day, which was also celebrated in Ghana last Thursday at the World Trade Center, Accra.

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The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is increasingly focusing on ways to ease trade among member countries. With only four countries left to ratify the organization’s Trade Faciliation Agreement (TFA), SAMSON ECHENIM in this report, writes that now is the time for Nigeria to show commitment to the agreement by sending her instrument of ratification and further simplifying the country’s international trade processes, even as a member of the WTO.

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Mr Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, the Governor of Bank of Ghana (BoG), says Ghana’s economic prospects look brighter as the nation is currently free from worst energy crises.He observed that though there were global uncertainties, the nation had the capability to address some of its economic hiccups.Mr Issahaku said this in an interview with Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which deals in the publications of market economic intelligence.

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What are the primary issues that the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) addresses?

VALENTINA MINTAH: The ultimate aim of the GNSW is to reduce the time and cost of doing trade business, specifically in terms of import, export and transit. Processes across the international trade supply chain need to be simplified and harmonised. The supply chain is made up of four procedures. The first is commercial, essentially establishing sales contracts.

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Ghana has again moved ahead of Nigeria to ratify its World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement becoming the 104th WTO member to do so.In August 2016, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC), had approved Nigeria’s ratification of an agreement by the WTO, but the country is noticeably missing on the list of nations that have ratified the agreement.

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West Blue Consulting, a pace-setting, innovating and world class sought after ICT organization has been recognized as the “Software Development Company of the year” and the CEO; Md. Valentina Mintah awarded the “Special Recognition Awards” for her excellent contribution to the growth of the Technology Industry in Africa. This was at the recent Nigeria Technology Awards Night held on 26th November 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Importers Trained On Use Of Cash Xpress Card

Posted on 2016-11-24 12:24:07

With the growing need for trade to be made simpler, faster and easier, the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) team has started a nationwide training of declarants, importers and exporters on the newly introduced Cash Xpress Card.The training, which took place yesterday at Tema, Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Aflao, Elubo and Takoradi, also involved major stakeholders in the trade industry.

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