The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has stepped up efforts to sanitise the freight forwarding business by revoking the licenses of eleven more companies and blocking three others from operating for allegedly engaging in trade malpractices.
It has also forwarded the names of some of the companies to the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) for further investigations and prosecutions.
According to the GRA, the alleged trade malpractices included rerouting of imports back into the country for home consumption, thereby denying the state the relevant duties.
The goods involved had a combined value of 4.4 million dollars and the alleged malpractices were perpetrated in 2016 and 2017.
The documents listed the affected companies as Africdream Limited, Blessed Yako Company, Danaya Transit Limited, SDF Import and Export, Hangola Ghana, SSTTLES Village, Baat Company and Soka Shipping.
The rest are 2CS Shipping, FEHX Water, SDF Import and Export, Hendrick Shipping Company Limited, Springfield Shipping Company Limited and Christerl Shipping Company Limited.