The Government of Ghana suspends prohibition of importing accident vehicle

Ghana government has allegedly suspended the operation of the revised Customs (Amendment) Bill 2020 that prohibits the importation of accident and salvaged motor vehicles into the country. Although the government is yet to provide full details about the suspension, the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) revealed this last Thursday in an interview. The act which was passed in March this year revises Customs Act 2015 (Act 891) and was set to roll out on 1st November, 2020.

The Financial Ministry through the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority had notified Mr. Alex Asiamah, Chairman for GIFF-Tema branch. “So, the importers can go on with their business of importing such cars. So that’s the news at the moment. It is coming from the Ministry [of Finance], but through our sector commander, the Assistant Commander of Customs in Tema,” he said.

The general anxiety by stakeholders as well as the Coalition of Cars and Spare Parts Dealers may have affected the government’s decision, Mr. Asiamah presumes. “You could remember that when the news came, importers or dealers in those cars were not happy about it, and then it was even twisted in different directions to make it look like something odd.”

Mr. Asiamah recognized that Freight Forwarders will continue to enjoy their businesses of providing accident and salvage cars for their customers because of the suspended law which makes it a welcoming news.

Source: Ghanaweb

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