Bill of Entry
The Bill of Entry (BoE) is a declaration by an importer or exporter of the exact nature, precise quantity and value of goods that are being imported into Ghana. Registered Customs Declarants operating in Ghana may submit an eBoE through the Ghana Single Window to Ghana Revenue Authority Customs Division (“Customs”).
The Bill of Entry Sub-process contains 3 basic steps:
- Declarant ensures that all necessary pre-clearance documentation has been processed.
- Declarant submits a Bill of Entry (BoE) to Customs.
- The duty and taxes payable are automatically calculated and a risk level assigned based on the information contained in the BoE:
- Low-risk BoEs are automatically routed for “green channel” processing (Customs Document Verification after which approval for clearance may be made immediately)
- Higher-risk BoEs are automatically routed “amber or red channel” processing (Customs Compliance followed by cargo inspection)
- Pre-clearance documentation:
- Scanned AWB / Invoice
- Scanned Invoice
- Customs Declarant must be registered with GCNet to use GICCS Manifest Module