Officials said the new platform — Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) which is also known as Unipass — recorded the BOEs between April 1 and May 17, 2020.

Additionally, processing of import declarations has progressed much more than when the system commenced operations, Mr Patrice Napolie Afotey-Anang, a member of the ICUMS Technical Implementation Team, told the Daily Graphic at the Tema Port.

Besides, he said, importers and agents were able to do all activities on one platform as against the past where they entered some documentations on Ghana Community Network (GCNet) platform, and others in the system of West Blue.

A BOE is a declaration by an importer or exporter of the exact nature, quantity and value of goods that have or are being shipped to a particular port.