The Chinese Deputy Consulate General, Li Yong has paid a courtesy visit to the Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Zone A, Lagos, Assistant Comptroller-General Charles Edike.
Yong said that the visit was significant to enhancing the already existing bilateral trade investment between Nigeria and the Republic of China.
Yong, who said he was representing the Chinese Consulate General during the visit, requested for an interactive forum between the NCS and the Chinese business community in Nigeria “to enable them have more knowledge on Customs import and export laws and regulations”.
The forum, he said, will improve their knowledge of Customs Import and Export Laws and Regulations and reduce friction between the Nigeria Customs Service and the Chinese traders in Nigeria.
In his response, Edike thanked the Deputy Consulate General for the visit and appreciated his effort in seeking for an interactive session to educate his people on Customs import and export laws and regulations.
“This will go a long way in trade facilitation and revenue generation which is one of our mandate,” he said.
He promised to forward the envoy’s request to the Comptroller General of Customs for permission to organize an interactive forum with the Chinese business community.
Unscrupulous Chinese businessmen and women have been blamed for importing substandard, dangerous and hazardous goods into Nigeria.
Recently, the Nigeria Customs Service seized a 40-foot container load of fake baby diapers imported into the country by some Chinese, who were arrested with the goods.
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