About Ghana ASHI

According to the Ghana Port Authority Act, the Customs and Excise Department of Ghana has started to implement the ASHI project to further strengthen and improve the efficiency of the transport of goods and to reduce the penalties caused by overdue customs clearance.

Advance Shipment Information, English referred to as ASHI while Chinese commonly known as electronic cargo tracking note or Electronic pre – declaration certificate for imported goods.

Decree of the Act shows, all shipments to Ghana must apply for the ASHI in advance. Otherwise, it will be deemed to violate the transport regulations of Ghana, then customs clearance could not be done successfully on the destination port. In addition, applications for goods arriving at the port of destination will result in high fines.

How to use Ghana ASHI

The original Ghana ASHI certificate (in PDF format) will be sent to the applicant. Then the electrical version will be forwarded to the consignee and the shipping company at the port of destination for customs clearance.

Ghana ASHI processing procedures

1.Providing the application form,Bill of lading ,Commercial invoice stamped,Export customs documents,Packing list stamped and Freight Invoice stamped.

2.After receipt of the above application documents, the official payment notice will be issued. The ASHI number will be issued once we receive the bank slip and confirm the payment.

3.After receiving the ASHI number, the applicant can provide this number to the shipping company to issue the original bill of lading.

4.Providing the original bill of lading.

5.After the certificate is submitted for approval, we will send the electronic version of the certificate to the applicant. The applicant can print out the certificate and send it to the customer or mail it to the customer for customs clearance.

Required original scan documents for final validation

Original Bill of Lading

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