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The Ghana Link Network Services Limited (Ghana Link), operators of the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) says its system will accept both National Identification Number (Ghana Card) and the Tax Identification Number (TIN) for all customs processing.

This follows the replacement of the TIN with the Ghana Card for tax identification purposes.

“To allow for smooth transactions and business continuity for all trade-related activity on the ICUMS, importers, exporters and freight forwarders with the TIN or the Ghana Card can use either of the two for their custom processes on the system”, it said in a statement.

“We wishe to inform all its stakeholders and the general public that effective Thursday, April 1, 2021, the system will accept both National Identification Number (Ghana Card) and the Tax Identification Number (TIN) for all customs processing.”

Meanwhile, companies TIN remain unchanged and can be used at all times when transacting or processing documentation on the ICUMS.

Also, stakeholders who do not have the Ghana Card are encouraged to visit the Long Room where the National Identification Authority has mounted a desk to issue Ghana Cards.