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Introducing Import Decelaration Form (IDF) Direct On PAARS

Dear Declarant,

Following the mandate to reduce time and cost of doing business and ensuring smooth importing experience for you, we are pleased to announce that effective Monday, 18th April, 2016 IDF will now be processed directly on the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS).

The Import Declaration Form (IDF) on PAARS allows users to directly submit and generate their IDFs directly and seamlessly for the issuance of CCVR.

We have taken the liberty of enclosing the procedures that will guide you on how to access the IDF Direct on PAARS seamlessly, below are instructions on how to use the system using various methods:

1.            How to Create IDF Direct on PAARS
a.            Log into PAARS and click on the Preliminary Documents menu.
b.            In the Sub menu Click on Applications
c.             Select the UCR Tab (a list of UCR pulled from the e-MDA Platform will be displayed)
d.            The EMDA IDF tab contains IDF pulled from e-MDA Platform
e.            The UCR tab will contain UCR pulled from e-MDA platform
f.             The PAARS IDF will contain IDF processed in PAARS
g.            On the Action Column click on “Pay for IDF”
h.            Attach a Payment Receipt and Submit
i.              Complete the IDF details and submit
j.             On the Action Column click on “Apply for IDF” (Payment Receipt has been attached                 already)
k.            Complete the IDF details and submit
(Card Service Fee applies)
a.            Log into PAARS and click on the New Payment on the Payment Wallet Box.
b.            Select Card Payment under Payment Channel
c.            Specify First name, Last name, Phone No., Email Address on the payment details                    box and click continue
d.            Confirm Payment details and proceed to payment
e.            Confirm purchase information and continue
f.             Select the card to use either Master / VISA card
g.            Enter card details and confirm
(Free Service – Currently all UBA branches – other banks to be included week commencing 24th April 2016)
a.            Log into PAARS and click on the New Payment on the Payment Wallet Box.
b.            Select Local Bank, deposit under payment channel
c.            Specify Bank Name, Reference No (Teller No.), Account No. (Optional), Payment                    Date on the payment details box and click continue
d.            System displays payment receipt
(Mobile Money Service Fee Applies – Service to commence week of 24th April 2016 – Process Steps will be provided )
 If you have any questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please email or call 0242453663 and we will be glad to assist promptly.

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We are grateful to you for not only giving us the opportunity to provide you with Ghana’s Trading Hub and its services including the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System but for your commitment and steadfastness, which has enhanced our drive to making trade fast, simpler and safer in Ghana. We are confident that we will continue to serve you better.

Thank You!

“Import made faster, simpler, safer and easier in Ghana!”

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