The automobile dealers union of Ghana has served notice that they will pass on any additional cost they incur due to the challenges brought to the Port by the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS).
The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) deployment the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) at all frontier stations and ports of entry in Ghana on Tuesday April 28, 2020.
The ICUMS system which was touted to be the solution to all the problems and challenges that freight forwarders encounter whiles clearing their goods at the ports. however the system since it’s deployment has also brought many challenges as clearing agents whose existing declarations were being processed in Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS) for which payment of taxes have was not effected by close of banking day April 27, 2020 are facing a lot of challenges getting their goods out of the ports.
Speaking in an interview on Joy News a used vehicle importer who is a member if the Ghana Automobile Dealers Union revealed that, any additional course they incur due to the challenges with ICUMS will be pass on to the buyer which means the cost of vehicles are likely to increase astronomically. He said;
“of course we will pass on any additional cost to the consumer because, any person who is selling something, no matter the cost the person is going to incur during the process and put that cost on himself but he will pass it onto the consumer and at the end of the day the consumer will be the one to suffer”
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