Customs to facilitate more trade through AfCFTA, AGOA – Official

The Nigeria Customs Service NCS is committed to growing the nation’s economy through enhanced trade facilitation tools, by leveraging on platforms and policies which include the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the US government-backed African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).

The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Adewale Adeniyi reiterated this while speaking in Lagos, at the Science of Trade (SOT) Conference organised by Ascend Studios Foundation in partnership with the US Consulate and other groups.

The Adeniyi was represented on the occasion, by the Customs Area Controller for Apapa Port, Comptroller Babatunde Olomu.

“The NCS is already in the process of perfecting trade procedures within the Customs zone”, Adeniyi said, noting that the Service is equally collaborating with the Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD) of the European Union (EU) for efficient export monitoring and trade facilitation.

He added that as part of the NCS outreach program, the service is equally working with other agencies of the Nigerian government to maximize the opportunities in trade and reduce the incidence of Nigerian goods being returned from countries of destination.