What Export Permits/Certificates do I need?

There are various export permit/certificates to be obtained, depending on the product to be exported

  • Antiques
    • Ghana Museum and Monuments Board. If the items are made from animal parts, obtain permit from Department of Game and wildlife
    • Cocoa Beans – Fumigation and Quality Assurance by Control Division of Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board (COCOBOD)
    • Sawn Lumber – Permit by Forestry Commission (TIDD)
  • Mineral Ore – Permit by Minerals Commission
  • Manufactured/Processed Goods – Ghana Standards Authority Certificate
  • Fresh/Processed Fish – Ghana Standards Authority Quality Assurance Certificate
  • Coffee, Shea-nuts & Cashew nuts – COCOBOD Quality Assurance Certificate
  • Food/Agric. Products (e.g. yam, pineapple, plantain, palm oil, etc.) – Phyto-sanitory Certificate (PPRS)
  • Rock & Rock samples – Geological Survey Department Certificate
  • Wildlife e.g. reptiles, etc. Permit from Dept. of Game & Wildlife
  • Pets – Veterinary Services of Min. of Food & Agriculture (MOFA)
  • Chemicals – Certificate from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Pharmaceuticals – Min. of Health (MOH) & Food & Drugs Authority (FDa)
  • Palm Oil- Food & Drugs board
  • Charcoal- Energy Commission
  • Antique – Museum & Monuments Board permit
  • Human remains – Certificate from the Births & Deaths Registry
  • Timber & Wood products – Forestry Commission permit (TIDD)
  • Wildlife (Department of Game and Wildlife);
  • Live Plants (Ministry of Agriculture);
  • Dangerous Weapons (Ministry of Interior).
  • Where GCNet/GCMS is operational, the declaration would be submitted electronically.
  • If the declaration is validated/accepted, the exporter is directed to present his goods to Customs to be examined physically against the documents.
  • Where GCNet/GCMS is not operational purchase a set of Ghana Customs Non-Traditional Export Forms at any Customs post.
  • Complete the form (typed or hand-written) and attach all relevant documents, such as invoice (where necessary), permit or certificates; and present to customs for processing.
  • If Customs is satisfied with the examination, the goods are released for export.