Timber Validation Department (TVD)
Mr Chris Beeko
Director, Timber Validation Department
Tel: +233 302 401227
The TVD of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for verifying the legal origins of timber products harvested in Ghana for export to the European Union and other consumer markets.
Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD)
P. O. Box 783 - Takoradi, Ghana
Tel: +233 28 912 0033
The TIDD is the designated licensing authority under the VPA.
Forest Service Division (FSD)
P. O. Box GP 257 - Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 302 401210
Tel: +233 302 401227
Tel: +233 302 401216
Fax: +233 302 401215
The Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for the regulation of utilization of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them.
Resource Management Support Centre (RMSC)
P. O. Box 1457 - Kumasi, Ghana
Tel: +233 3220 28525
Development and monitoring of standards for forest and wildlife management.
P. O. Box 150 - Tema, Ghana
Tel: +233 (0) 303 202631-39
Fax: +233 (0) 303 202812
The GPHA manages ports operations for shipment of wood consignment at Tema and Takoradi ports, and regulates the operations of the Shipping Companies / Freight forwarders to conform with VPA requirements on timber exports and imports.
P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST - Kumasi, Ghana
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is dedicated to conduct forest and forest products research for social, economic and environmental benefits of society.
Registrar General’s Department
P.O.Box 118 - Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 302 664691-93
Fax: +233 302 662043
The Registrar of Companies in Ghana at the Registrar General’s Department can be contacted for verification of the legitimacy of a company in Ghana.
Off Starlets' 91 Road, near Accra Sports Stadium
P. O. Box 2202 - Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 302 675701-10
Fax: +233 302 681163
The Customs Division of the GRA i.a. conducts timber products examinations for exported and imported timber using the agreed HS Codes under the VPA, and prepares export clearance (CEPS Release) for exported timber.
P. O. Box 246 - Takoradi, Ghana
Tel: +233 (0)32 2025153
P. O. Box KS 4991 - Kumasi, Ghana
Tel: +233 (0)32 2029750
P. O. Box 32 - Trade Fair Centre - Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 21 21778513