Ports, airports to work on uniform manifest with Customs

As part of measures to improve revenue, block leakages and enhance trade facilitation, the Federal Government has integrated Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) with Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on uniform manifest.

Under the arrangement, importers, agents and other stakeholders are to streamline the submission of their manifest to the NCS.

The integration process designed by Webb Fontaine Nigeria , a specialist in provision of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is also structured to curtail discrepancies and differences in manifests submitted by importers and their agents.

Speaking on the development, the Public Relations Officer of NCS, Wale Adeniyi explained that the new procedure would fast-track transaction process and stop alleged fraud.

According to Adeniyi, a single manifest is easier to manage and more convenient for all stakeholders.