In other to create synergy between The Nigeria custom service and the clearing Agents, The Area Comptroller Tincan Island Port, Comptroller Musa M.B.A who recently assumed duty , has re-activated the Dispute resolution committee which will now run on a daily basis.
The Comptroller stated this at the Inaugural Breakfast meeting with the media on Wednesdays at the Tincan Island Port Lagos
According to him, the Dispute resolution committee(DRC), use to meet twice a week to deliberate on conflicts arising from valuation, classification and PAAR and also to clear issues raised by clearing Agents before will now be attending to issues with immediate effects as the help desk will now be made more responsive and domicile at the PRO’S office.
He added that the Nigeria Customs Service is committed to contributing to the economic growth and competitiveness through trade facilitation and Ease of doing Business initiative of the Federal Government by making Customs process and procedures more efficient in other to reduce cost of transaction for doing business and as well as the ease of doing business in the country, so as to improve the country’s economy and the standard of living in the country
“Our mission is to facilitate trade, Revenue collection, National security, capacity building, creating atmosphere for ease of doing and ensure 48hours cargo clearance time. we will also see that all revenue leakage are totally blocked, so as to collect appropriate duties and meet our target “he said
The Tincan custom boss further said that the Nigeria Customs Service is fully ready to serve, as they will continue to engage in capacity building in all core customs Areas which include classification, Data management, Valuation, risk management among others .
Comptroller musa further said that the security of Nigeria as a country is paramount, and Nigeria Customs Service is out to ensure environment and social protection, which inlude National security, contribute in the fight against Terrorism, interception of illegal and dangerous goods coming into the country.
In conclusion, the Comptroller applauded the media for thier immense reportage and also seek for thier support and cooperation.