AGOA Prot Procedure

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 to the American Market. 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 30th, 2002. 
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.