The public and, more especially, importers of used automobiles have been told by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) that, as of January 1, 2023, all used vehicles imported into Ghana must be accompanied by a current Certificate of Conformance (CoC) from an authorized authority.
According to the GSA, the certificate must show that the used car complies with GS 4510:2022, the Ghana Standard for Used Vehicles.
Road vehicles Conditions for used cars imported from abroad.
This complies with the Customs (Amendment) Act 2020, the revised Section 61 of Act 891, and other relevant laws.
The GSA stated in a statement that the continued value chain of the used vehicle sector would be supported by the implementation of this part of the law, which would increase the safety, quality, and asset value of used cars imported into Ghana.
A certified third-party inspection body or a skilled and authorized used car dealer can provide a certificate of conformance.
The Authority promised to post an updated list of authorized used vehicle retailers and inspection agencies with contact information on its website.
The Authority reminded all new vehicle importers and assemblers to register with the Authority and make sure that imported or assembled vehicle models are homologated (certified) by the Authority in accordance with the applicable Ghana Standards for new vehicles of categories M1 (passenger cars and SUVs), M2 (minibuses), and N1 (Pickups and cargo vans).
Starting on January 1st 2023, new automobiles of models that have not been homologated (certified) by the Authority will not be allowed for import.
Importers can reach the GSA Auto Team by email at [email protected] or by phone at (+233-302) 506991-5 / 500065/6 for any more information on vehicle standards, new car distributor registration, and used vehicle dealership licensing.