15 May 2020 – Storage and rent charges for import and export waived until April 19th

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Supply Chains
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Stimulus packages and financial support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Government, Ports, and Harbour Authority

Overview: Government has waived all demurrages and rent charges incurred by importers and all other ports users during the COVID-19 partial lockdown between March 30 and April 19, as part of a relief package for shippers.
The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has, therefore, reminded importers, cargo owners, freight forwarders and all other ports users that any further delays in clearing their goods, would not be covered by the waiver.

Full details here: https://www.ghanaports.gov.gh/Media/news-details/108/W7X2LCLU/GPHA,-MPS,-SOME-SHIPPING-LINES-WAIVE-RENTS-AND-DEMURRAGE-CHARGES

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, National – other
Evidence/Justification: The Ghana Union of Traders’ Association (GUTA) had made an earlier call on the government to appeal to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) and shipping lines to give unconditional waivers on demurrage and rent charges during the lockdown period which affected businesses