EVENTS IN GHANA

Step 1: Business Registration at Registrar General's Department (RGD)

All enterprises are expected to fill out the relevant Application Forms, which serve as the Company’s Regulations. All companies must have an auditor, who must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, but should not be an officer or servant of the company or be an employee or partner of such persons. When all such forms have been filled satisfactorily and relevant fees paid, a Certificate of Incorporation and a Certificate to Commence Business are issued.

Click to access basic Costs and Fees applicable at the Registrar General's Department office.

Step 2: Register with the Centre (GIPC)

The GIPC is responsible for registering all Enterprises in Ghana.

Application Procedure: Investors are required to complete Investor Registration Forms (Form GIPC/R1) in duplicate. Within five (5) days from the date of orderly receipt of these forms (and its attachments) the GIPC will formally register the investment.

Below are the relevant fees and costs applicable at GIPC. 

  

CATEGORY       
 REGISTRATION    GH¢
a)    Wholly Ghanaian Owned Business (Trading) 10,500
b)    Wholly Ghanaian Owned Business (Others) 1,050
c)    Joint-venture (i.e. $200,000 minimum foreign equity) 10,500
d)    Wholly Foreign (i.e. $500,000 minimum foreign equity) 16,800
e)    Manufacturing/Export Trading 21,000
f)     General Trading (i.e. $1,000,000 minimum foreign equity) 31,500
g)    Renewal (Every 2 years) – Joint Venture & Foreign Owned 2,730
h)    Renewal (Every 2 years) – Wholly Ghanaian Owned 630
i)     Liaison Office 42,000
j)     Certificate Replacement 630
k)    Certified True Copy (Certificate, Letters, etc.) 420
l)     Additional Certificates for Branches 2,520
 STRATEGIC PROJECTS GH¢
a)    Processing Fee for Strategic Projects 21,000
b)    All Strategic Investment Approvals 105,000
EXEMPTIONS (PER BILL OF LADING/AIRWAY BILL)   GH¢
a)    Invoice Value up to $100,000 2,100
b)    Invoice Value up to $200,000 4,200
c)    Invoice Value up to $300,000 6,300
d)    Invoice Value up to $400,000 10,500
e)    Invoice Value up to $500,000 12,600
f)     Invoice Value up to $600,000 14,700
g)    Invoice Value up to $700,000 21,000
  h)  Invoice Value up to $800,000 31,500
 QUOTA/WORK PERMITS   GH¢
a) Automatic Quota 3,150
b) Replacement of Automatic Quota 3,150
c) Substitution of Quota Letters (Automatic & Short-term Permit) 1,050
d) Short-term permit: 1 year & below 10,500
e) Short-term permit: 2-3 years 14,700
f) Short-term permit: 4-5 years 21,000

 

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS

 Initial application (Max. 10 years); Renewals (Max. 5 years)

   GH¢
a. Processing Fee 11,760
b. Renewal Fee 17,640
c. Transfer value up to $500,000 per       annum 17,640
d. Transfer value up to $750,000 per     annum 24,696
e. Transfer value up to $1,000,000         per annum 34,574
f. Transfer value up to $1,250,000        per annum 48,404
g. Transfer value up to $1,500,000         per annum 67,765
h. Transfer value up to $1,750,000         per annum 94,872
i. Transfer value up to $2,000,000        per annum 132,821
j. Transfer value up to $2,500,000        per annum 172,667
k. Transfer value up to $3,000,000         per annum 224,468
l. Transfer value up to $3,500,000        per annum 291,808
m. Transfer value up to $4,000,000        per annum 379,350
n. Transfer value up to $4,500,000         per annum 493,155
o. Transfer value up to $5,000,000        per annum 641,102
p. Transfer value up to $5,500,000         per annum 769,322
q. Transfer value up to $6,000,000         per annum 923,186
r. Transfer value up to $7,000,000        per annum 1,107,824
s. Transfer value up to $8,000,000         per annum 1,329,388
t. Transfer value up to $9,000,000        per annum 1,595,266
u. Transfer value up to $10,000,000       per annum 1,914,319
v. Transfer value greater than                 $10,000,000 per annum 2,297,183

 

DATA SERVICES/REQUESTS       GH¢
a. List of Registered Companies  
                    i.        Investor Name, Contact Information & Sector of                               Operation (subscribers for 4 requests per                                        annum) 1,176
                   ii.        Investor Name, Contact Information & Sector of                              Operation (for any   request per time) 1,050
b. Due Diligence 2,352
c. Copy of TTA/Certified True Copy of Agreement & Certificate 588
d. Trend of Investment Analysis 2,940
e. FDI Information 1,176
f. Request for Certified True Copies of Documents per set 420
g. Project Catalogue (Red Book) per copy 126
GENERAL APPEALS   GH¢
Appeals against Decisions of the Centre 12,600

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