The Takoradi Branch Office of the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), in collaboration with the Business Resource Centre at Swedru, has organised a sensitisation seminar for shippers in the Central Region.
The forum forms part of the second quarter activities of the Takoradi Branch Office of the GSA aimed at equipping shippers with the requisite tools to promote their activities and ensure trade compliance in Ghana.
In a release issued by the authority on May 27, the Takoradi Branch Manager of the GSA, Agnes Asamoah-Duku, stressed the need for shippers to be continually appraised of new developments in the shipping and logistics industry.
She expressed the commitment of the authority in ensuring that shippers in Ghana remained competitive in their trade both locally and internationally.
“The seminar featured presentations from resource persons on the topics: The International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS 2020) and the Revised Prohibition Regulations on the manufacture, sale or importation of substandard electronic appliances,” the release said.
Speaking on the Incoterms 2020, a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a Lecturer at the Regional Maritime University, Gertrude Ohene-Asienim, took participants through the main changes in the new incoterms 2020 and their effective application.
“On the Revised Prohibition Regulations on the manufacture, sale or importation of substandard electronic appliances, a Senior Programmes Officer in charge of Energy Efficiency, Inspection & Enforcement at the Energy Commission, Hubert Zan, sensitised shippers to the new regulations and sanction regimes for non-compliance to ensure that shippers and manufacturers of electrical appliances were trade complaint,” the release added.