Customs launches Nigeria Trade Hub portal

In preparation for it eventual take-over of destination inspection from the three service providers, as their contract terminates in June this year, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has developed a web-based application to provide information and guidance for international trade business processors in the areas of import, export and transit trade.
The portal, www.nigeriatradehub.gov.ng, according to the spokesperson of the Service, Deputy Comptroller Wale Adeniyi, is an “intuitive and interactive platform for classifying goods.”
He said that, through the portal, trade processors are enabled to find exact Harmonised System Codes (HS Codes) required for related tariffs and duties that will thus enhance compliance by traders and avail them the required information on tariff on prohibited items and taxes or levies due for payment upon importation.

“The application is also designed to touch on the aspect of trade facilitation such that trade processors can access information from all related government agencies as well as guidelines and procedures for obtaining permits, licenses and certificates of specified commodity and country of origin that a trade will require for business processing.
“Nigeria Trade Hub Portal will further allows traders to convert currencies to exchange rates set by the Central Bank of Nigeria on a monthly basis, make payments, simulate tax and access the CPC Code,” Adeniyi said.
He noted that the development of the portal was achieved through dedication of the technical partners of the Service, trained officers and other stakeholders.



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