The Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents (ANLCA) participated in the recently concluded International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA) 2016 world conference held last week in Shanghai, China.
With the theme “Facilitating Trade through the Customs – Business Connection,” stakeholders at the world trade conference discussed topics such as “Customs Brokers: Your Partners in Trade,” a presentation on the World Customs Organisation (WCO)’s priorities and trade facilitation; a set up of ecosystem of customs clearance service to facilitate connectivity and common development.
Other areas of discussion include “A global perspective on Customs Compliance and Why It Matters;” “WCO Survey on Customs Brokers;” “Development of the Single Window in China;” “AEO Standards and Practices;” “Rules of Origin and FTA;” “Intelligence Clearance Platform and Trade Facilitation;” “Training of Potential Customs Brokers;” among others.
According to a statement from the association, the ANLCA’s delegation to the IFCBA’s world conference was made up of its national president, Prince Olayiwola Shittu; national vice president, Emenike Nwokeoji; chairman of the board of trustee (BOT), Chief Henry Njoku; national secretary, Dr Emma Oparah Ogu; zonal secretary (West), Alhaji Liasu Bayo Oyekangu; and chairman of the Association Electoral Commission (ASECO), Alhaji Mukaila Babatunde.
The world conference commenced with the meeting of the board of directors (BOD) of the IFCBA on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at the WH Ming Hotel, Shanghai, with Shittu and Njoku, who have been board members of the IFCBA for the fourth year running, in attendance.
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