KLT Customs, stakeholders, move to boost export trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday said it had established a one-stop shop for all export processes and procedures to provide enabling environment and platform for the implementation of an export hub.
Comptroller Benjamin Aber, the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Kirikiri Lighter Terminal, made the disclosure during a stakeholders meeting conducted by the management of the command in Lagos.
Aber said that the export hub would be hinged on transparency and had the capacity to simplify the complexities surrounding the processes of export trade in Nigeria.
“The export hub is located at the Trade Fair Complex which is a veritable place that can accommodate over 1,000 trucks.
“The export hub is the first of its kind in the country and it is a one-stop shop that will create enabling environment for both the regulatory agencies and stakeholders to interface with export trading public.
“The hub is expected to have all the relevant equipment for processing, sorting, packaging and grading for the international market of exportable products,” he said.
Aber said that the essence of the establishment of export hub was to “ensure that all exports from Nigeria are standardised and acceptable internationally”.  He said Customs was optimistic that the commencement of the export trade would provide the necessary foreign exchange.
The Chief Executive Officer of AULIC Bonded Terminal, Prof. Nick Ezeh, urged stakeholders to support government to improve on export products.
Ezeh said that it was responsive for stakeholders to ensure adequate equipment are put in place to process the export products.
He urged government to encourage exporters to flourish.

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