Nigerian Customs Service Implements More IT

Nigerian Customs Service Implements More IT

In an

apparent attempt to consolidate on its modernization efforts for eventual

take-over from the Service providers in June, the Nigerian 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.

Nigerian Customs Service Implements More IT

www.nigeriatradehub.gov.ng a non-restrictive online medium, is an intuitive and

interactive platform for classifying goods.

The portal,

Public Relations Officer of NCS, Wale Adeniyi, said in a statement that trade

processors were enabled to find exact Harmonized System Codes (HS Codes)

required for related tariffs and duties.

National

this would enhance compliance by traders and avail them the required

information on tariff in areas like the prohibited items and taxes/levies due

for payment upon importation.

Adeniyi said

“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. Guidelines and procedures for obtaining permits, licenses and

certificates of specified commodity and country of origin that a trade will

require for business processing is available on the portal.

He said:

Trade Hub portal 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.

“Nigeria

development of the portal was achieved through dedication of the Nigeria

Customs Service technical partners, nominated officers of the Service and our

stakeholders/partners.”

“The

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