Ghana - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited & Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2020-08-31

Prohibited imports include narcotics, mercuric medicated soap, toxic waste, contaminated goods, certain tobacco products, certain agricultural materials and other goods prohibited by local law. For a complete, current list of import restrictions, visit the Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) website:

The list of Absolute Prohibitions includes:

  • Used mattresses
  • Refrigerators and air conditioners
  • Used underwear
  • Used sanitary products

For more information, please visit the GRA website: