The African Growth & Opportunity Act currently accords
over 7,000 products exported from eligible 35 Sub Saharan
Countries (including Ghana) preferential tariff treatment,
i.e., duty-free and quota free. The only condition under this
non-reciprocal Trade Agreement is that such goods ought to
be certified by Customs Authorities as goods, which are truly
products of Ghana.
Since 20th March 2002 Ghana has been approved to receive
the textile and apparel benefits under the AGOA after having
established an effective VISA System. Prior to the approval
CEPS had brought into force new Regulations to support the
VISA System, i.e., Commissioner’s Order No1 of January
Procedures at the Port
Under the Regulations new procedures have been outlined to
regulate exports of specified textile articles.
Currently goods being exported to the U.S under the AGOA
pass through three main ports that is, Kotoka International
Airport (Cargo Section), Tema Port and Takoradi Port.