The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has introduced the Customs House Agent Management System (CHAMS), an automation of the process leading to licensing and renewal of licence of Customs House Agents (CHA).
The fiscal initiative, which is in line with Regulation 9 and 10 of Customs Regulation 2016, (L.I. 2248).
By the policy measure, all existing Customs House Agents (CHA) and Self Declarants must register for right of use of any NSW system.
According to the GRA, all existing CHA user must make sure his/her membership with a Freight Forwarder Association is valid and the association has his/her records fed into CHAMS.
In addition, such a user is to log on to https://chams.ghanastradinghub.com, using his company’s TIN and password as in the case of PAARS. The user is also to select the option “Apply Using Existing Licence No” and provide his/her CHA Licence, and ensure that the prefix the number does not have a zero (0).
Such user is advised to follow through and provide the necessary information and upload all required supporting documents and submit the form to GRA for approval.
For new applicants, the revenue authority requires that a new applicant must register with any Freight Forwarder Association and ensure the association has you’re his record fed into CHAMS.
The user is also to log on to https://chams.ghanastradinghub.com, using his/her company’s TIN and password as in the case of PAARS. Thereafter, the user should select the option “New Applicant” and follow through and provide the necessary information and upload all required supporting documents and submit the form to GRA for approval.
The GRA stated that effective 1st April 2018, access to the use of the NSW system will be tied to the validity of this electronic issued licence.