Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.
Last Published: 12/3/2018
Ghana currently uses the Harmonized System (HS) Customs Code to classify goods. Taxes that are assessed on the basis of weight, value or volume are subject to change annually. Goods arriving in the country may be subject to import duty, Value Added Tax (VAT), special tax and import excise duty. Duties are imposed on certain categories of exports also.

Aside from a few items that are exempt from the payment of customs duty, all imports are subject to import duty plus VAT. VAT is calculated on the duty-inclusive value of the goods at rates contained in the HS manual. The extractive industries have sector specific exemptions and duties. For further information, please visit the Customs Service website.

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Ghana Tariff Rate Quotas Import Duties