EU preferential imports from Ghana covered by statements on origin made by registered exporters
As from 20 August 2023, EU operators wishing to benefit from the preferential tariff treatment of the EU- Ghana Economic Partnership Agreement on importation into the EU of products originating in Ghana, must submit an invoice declaration made out, as reported by the EU Commission in its Communication 2023/C 245/06 and provided for in Articles 17 and 21 of Protocol 1, by:
- A registered exporter (REX), in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Ghana legislation; or
- Any exporter for consignments of less than EUR 6,000 consisting of one or more packages.
Therefore, from 20 August 2023, imports from Ghana that were previously accompanied by the EUR-1 certificate or invoice declaration issued by an approved exporter will not be able to benefit from the preferential tariff treatment provided for in the EU-Ghana iEPA.
Further information can be found in:
- Notice concerning valid proofs of origin for products originating in Ghana on importation into the European Union as from 20 August 2023 under the EU-Ghana stepping-stone Economic Partnership Agreement (2023/C 245/06)
- Valid proofs of origin under the different Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries
- DG TAXUD REX – Registered Exporter system