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.
The portal, www.nigeriatradehub.gov.ng a non-restrictive online medium, is an intuitive and interactive platform for classifying goods.
National 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.
Adeniyi said 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.
He 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, licences and certificates of specified commodity and country of origin that a trade will require for business processing is available on the portal.
“Nigeria 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.
“The development of the portal was achieved through dedication of the Nigeria Customs Service technical partners, nominated officers of the Service and our stakeholders/partners.”