ePermits control different product types. They are issued by the following Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) through the Ghana Single Window:

  1. Animal Production Directorate – Imports of Livestock Feed, Feed Ingredients and other Animal Production Inputs
  2. National Petroleum Authority - Imports of Lubricants, LPG and LPG Vessels
  3. Energy Commission – Exports of Charcoal
  4. Ghana National Chamber of Commerce – Export Certificate of Origin for Ghanaian Products
  5. Plant Protection And Regulatory Services – Import of Soil, Plant, Plant Products and Fertilizer
  6. Food and Drugs Authority - Import of Food, Drugs, Cosmetics, Medical Devices and Household Chemicals
  7. Ghana Standards Authority - Import of High Risk Goods
  8. Veterinary Services Department - Import of Animal and Animal Products
  9. Timber Industry Development Division - Export of Timber and Wood Products
  10. Environmental Protection Agency – Import of Industrial Chemicals, Pesticides, Granules, Fertilizer, Priority Chemicals, Precursors, Meat and Mercury
  11. National Communications Authority - Import of Telecommunications and Broadcasting Equipment

Process Description

To obtain an ePermit you should complete 5 steps:

  1. Select the Unique Consignment Reference (UCR) created for the consignment.
  2. Submit ePermit information to MDA.
  3. Pay for ePermit Fee (if necessary) through an authorised bank.
  4. Obtain ePermit Approval from MDA.
  5. Copy of ePermit is sent to Ghana Customs Management System.

Inputs Needed

  1. UCR
  2. Commercial Invoice
  3. Packing List
  4. Depending on the MDA and type of e-Permit, a number of additional inputs may be required.


  1. Importer must have registered with Ghana Revenue Authority for a New TIN (Prefix P, C, V, G or Q)
  2. User must be registered with GCNet to use the eMDA Module