Customs reiterates commitment to trade facilitation, launches compliance platform

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reiterated its commitment to trade facilitation even as it unveiled a new platform for compliant traders.

The acting Comptroller General of Customs, Adewale Adeniyi, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the new platform conforms to the World Customs Organisation (WCO) protocol and is protected by the Nigeria Customs Service Act 2023.

He said the traders compliance platform will be able to systematically identify tolerable risks affecting the importation of legitimate goods into Nigeria.

Adeniyi reiterated his commitment to tackling the challenges bedevilling trade facilitation in Nigeria.

He charged compliant traders and businesses of significant benefits to embrace the benefit of the innovation, assuring them that the platform will be a game-changer.

“It is believed that the AEO (Authorised Economic Operator) project will contribute to the ease of doing business across various sectors and attract investors into the country. The process, which is expected to improve security and efficiency in fast-tracking goods, will reduce turnaround time for importers and double up the chances of generating revenue. Some of the benefits that AEO brings are reducing examination and priority examination, amongst others,” he added.

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