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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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Facilitating Trade with National Single Window

Posted on 2016-11-23 12:16:10

For Nigeria, the world of automation is beginning to give rise to the National Single Window. This is as the agencies of government in the Transport sector embark on automation projects that are targeted at easing operations at the ports. With what appears like songs of

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The 2016 World Bank Report “Connecting to Compete 2016 - Trade Logistics in the Global Economy” shows that Ghana has made substantial improvement in its Global Logistics Performance Index (LPI) ranking, rising 12 places from 100th in 2014 to 88th in 2016 out of 160 countries. This is the largest year on year increase in Ghana’s global LPI ranking since the survey was first undertaken in

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West Blue Consulting in partnership with Ecobank Ghana has introduced the Ghana National Single Window Ecobank CashXPress Card to speed up the payments of duties and charges by exporters and importers at the ports.The card which is a reloaded prepaid card offers a new, convenient and secure way to make trade payments on the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) platform.

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Ghana moves up Ease of Doing Business Index

Posted on 2016-11-01 10:40:05

  Ghana has moved an impressive 13 places up on the Trading Across Borders in the latest World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report, an indication that the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) programme initiated by the government is already paying off.The Doing Business 2017 report, titled '’Equal Opportunity for All', released last week, showed that Ghana was placed at position 108 out of 190 countries surveyed in the Overall Ranking of Ease

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President John Mahama, has launched a manual that will assist importers and exporters to do documentations electronically.Currently the process is done manually.

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The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and its IT partner-West Blue Consulting have commissioned two electronic zone facilities at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), and Tema port.The e-zone facilities which were set up as part of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project will provide 24/7 customer services to exporters and importers in the country.

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Trade Development Expert Cautions Ghana

Posted on 2016-09-27 12:01:46

An expert in global trade development and facilitation from Switzerland, Tom Butterly has called on policymakers in Ghana to pay keen attention to trade facilitation to enhance administrative efficiency and attract investments.He said trade facilitation could reduce costs and time of transacting business across borders and increase predictability.

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United nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in collaboration with the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) would organize a five-day training workshop in Accra for Trade Facilitation stakeholders.The workshop, sponsored by West Blue Consulting under the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) Programme, would take place from Monday September 19-23, 2016.

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