Nigeria Custom Service Propose Single Document for Cargo Clearance

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi
Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Adewale Adeniyi google

In preparation for the integration of the Port Community System into the single window project, the Nigeria Customs Service is pushing for the adoption of a unified document for cargo clearance. This move aims to streamline the clearance process and enhance efficiency by providing a single accessible document for all stakeholders involved in cargo clearance.

During a town hall meeting in Lagos organized by JournalNG, the Comptroller General of Customs, Mr. Adewale Adeniyi, emphasized the importance of a single document in simplifying customs operations and facilitating trade.

Represented by the Customs Area Comptroller of the Tincan Island Command, Dera Nnadi, Adeniyi highlighted the industry's shift towards a unified document for cargo clearance to accommodate all stakeholders in the process.

The objective is not solely to streamline customs procedures but also to address trade barriers. Adeniyi stressed that customs plays a crucial role in the global supply chain, emphasizing the significance of trade for national development and success.

The CGC underscored the critical role of trade management in national security and revenue generation, noting that the success of a nation hinges on how it manages trade.

He mentioned Nigeria's commitment to achieving the 2025 target set by the International Maritime Organization for the implementation of the Port Community System (PCS).

The ongoing efforts to modernize the Nigeria Customs Integrated Information System since 1997 aim to align with global standards and enhance collaboration with other stakeholders in the port community system.

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