Presentation on theme: "GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop1 Gateway Services Limited An Overview of the GSL Concept WTO Workshop Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in Trade."— Presentation transcript:
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop1 Gateway Services Limited An Overview of the GSL Concept WTO Workshop Technical Assistance and Capacity Building in Trade Facilitation Genève, 11 May 2001
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop2 What Is GSL? Introduction to GSL The Partnership Approach The Objectives The Investment The GSL Approach and Process Computerised Risk Management System (CRMS) Computerised Risk Management System (CRMS) X-ray Scanning Technology X-ray Scanning Technology Capacity Builing Capacity BuilingResults Concluding Remarks AGENDA
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop3 What Is GSL? A Ghanaian Registered Joint Venture Company A Ghanaian Registered Joint Venture Company Established under of Gateway Trade & Investment Gateway Project (GTIG) Established under of Gateway Trade & Investment Gateway Project (GTIG) Acting through the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MOTI) General objective of establishing within Ghana an environment to facilitate trade and investment Modernise services and infrastructure Focus on « front-line » agencies and institutions to make them trade facilitators Gateway Services Limited (GSL) is … Gateway Services Limited (GSL) is …
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop4 Cotecna Inspection S.A of Geneva: 70% Cotecna Inspection S.A of Geneva: 70% Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS):: 10% Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS):: 10% Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA): 7% Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA): 7% Private Ghanaian Investors: 13% Private Ghanaian Investors: 13% The Partnership comprises:
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop5 Established in November 1999 and Effective 1st April 2000 Established in November 1999 and Effective 1st April 2000 Agreement between GSL and the Government of Ghana Agreement between GSL and the Government of Ghana Acting through the Ministry of Trade & Industry Objective to move away from PSI Objective to move away from PSI Implement a new « Destination Inspection Scheme » Implement a new « Destination Inspection Scheme » Trade Facilitation at the core of the GSL Concept Trade Facilitation at the core of the GSL Concept The Objectives:
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop6 Share Capital of USD 3.8 Million Loan of USD 6 Million Total Investment of USD 10 Million! The Investment: GSL represents a long-term committment to the goal of helping to modernise trade management in Ghana.
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop7 The GSL concept has generated interest and raised Ghanas profile with visits from Customs and Finance officials from various countries: United Kingdom South Africa Tanzania Kenya The Model:
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop8 Computerized Risk Management System (CRMS) Apply selective approach to inspections Use automated statistical tools to assess risk Limit the need for full physical inspection More efficient allocation of resources X-Ray Scanning Technology Mobile X-Ray Scanner - June 2000 Fixed X-Ray Scanner - December 2000 Training & Transfer of knowledge ACV Training CRMS & Transaction Price Database Training Scanner Training for operators & Image analysts Computer & Technical training The Approach:
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop9 Computerized Risk Management System (CRMS) Implements selective approach to intervention based on Risk Focus on high Risk imports Reduces the need for Physical Inspection Facilitates legitimate importers through fast-track release Reduces the cost of compliance X-Ray Scanning Technology Provides a non-intrusive means of import verification Reduces need for physical intervention as a matter of course Speeds up the verification and clearance process Contributes to port decongestion The Benefits:
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop10 The Process: CRMS analyses data to provide a level of Risk for each shipment. A specific level of intervention is prescribed for each shipment based on risk Each shipment is designated to a specific CHANNEL for processing
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop11 The Process (continued) : The level of intervention is based upon risk For example – Low risk goods are subject to release or random inspection LOW AND Medium risk containers subject to x-ray scanning High Risk goods subject to physical inspection/examination
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop12 Computerized Risk Management System (CRMS) Reduction of physical inspections by almost 50% Objective of reaching 20% physical inspections More efficient allocation of CEPS resources Facilitates legitimate trade by reducing clearance times Provides adequate revenue protection X-Ray Scanning Technology Capacity to scan up to 210 containers per day Almost 12,000 containers scanned to date Physical intervention required in only 15% of cases Discrepancies confirmed in 9-10% of these cases Reduced clearance times and port congestion The Results:
GSL Presentation to WTO Workshop13 TABLE AND GRAPH SHOWING MONTHLY AVERAGE TIME BETWEEN FINAL DOCUMENTS RECEIVED AND FCVRs ISSUED FROM MAY 2000 TO FEBRUARY 2001
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