TIN CAN CUSTOMS GENERATES OVER  N104BN IN IST QUARTER

…Exports 38,517 MT Products With N22.435B Value
…Seized Two Containers of Tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tin Can Island Command has generated a total revenue of  N104.5 Billion (One Hundred and Four Billion, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) between the months of January to April 2018.

This figure is a little bit below the projected target of  N116 Billion for the period, thereby recording a tremenendous performance rate of 90.09 per cent  of its target within the period under review with a short fall of N11.5 Billion (Eleven Billion Five Hundred Thousand Naira).
Tin Can Customs as well recorded an impressive performance in the area of export.
Beyond these, the command, in its anti-smuggling war seized two container loads of 1×40 and 1×20 containers of Tramadol Hydrochloride (225mg) which were declared as electrical static converters and ciprofloxacin and 3×40 containers of E waste which were considered toxic to the environment/health, 5×40 containers of second hand Clothing, consisting of 1,239 bales if clothing prohibited under the absolute prohibition list and 1×40 container of used tyres also under prohibition, all with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N124 Million.

while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Comptroller Muss Abdullahi said a comprehensive analysis of the command’s performance against the previous year’s (2017) collection for the same period stood for N82.154 Billion with an impressive improvement of N22.68 Billion which represents 27.62 per cent improvement.
According to the CAC, the improved collection so far was driven by the establishment of  Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)  and strong revenue drive achieved through blocking of areas of revenue leakages.
On the implementation and upgrading from NICIS 1 to NICIS 11 and its gains so far,  the CAC said: ”Tin Can Island Command is committed to the transformation of our revenue collection and reporting system with the implementation of NICIS 11with additional functionality which is an upgrade of the NICIS 1.
”As part of part of the specific gains the implementation we have the: Biometric Access System; and Introduction of a one stop shop which will enable treatment of declarations with valuations, classifications and other related  ,clearance issues/queries.”
In a statement issued on this regard by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Mr Uche Egesieme, the command has made a great impact on trade facilitation.
”Effort has been intensified under the FG Presidential Initiative on ease of doing business to improve our performance rating, we have made some gains in 48 hours cargo clearance time. Some categories of goods are being cleared from customs zones within six hours. Trade facilitation structures have been strengthened to sustain the gains.”
Some of the gains, according to Mr Egesieme, include fast track facilities- provided to compliment traders/importers; dispute resolution committee, which is working as scheduled; Help Desk for enquiries and operational support; Time Release Studies; and Securing of government revenues in disputed areas through the use of banks.

Highlighting the on-going efforts of the Command in the recent time, Comptroller Abdullahi noted that in the meantime the command has commenced the renovation of space for the one stop shop, automation of the cargo examination and assessment process where Examination Officers are assigned examination automatically, this, according to the command’s CAC, is designed to ensure strict inspection process. While adding that  the vehicle valuation system is currently being improved upon with the attachment of the valuation Note issued to the SGD in the system. This, he also said, will enable a quick verification, assessment and duty payment.

However, the Command is not resting, as the men and officers of the Tin Can Customs are said to be working day and night to ensure that the Federal Government’s initiative on Export, especially on the agricultural commodities are being followed to the later as the command recorded 45,462 Metric Tons (MT) within January to April 2018 with a Free On Board (FOB) value of N29.146 Billion when compared with the same period in 2017 was 8,140 MT with FOB of N7.246 Billion.
However, this has shown an appreciable improvement of 558.46 per cent in terms of volume and 402.24 per cent of FOB.
”For the period under review (January to March 2018), agricultural product exported was 38,517 metric tons (MT) with Free On Board (FOB) valued of N22.435 Billion; Processed and Manufactured Goods Exported recorded 6 945 MT with FOB value of N6,711Billion.”
( THE EMPEROR NEWSPAPER)

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TIN CAN CUSTOMS GENERATES OVER  N104BN IN IST QUARTER

…Exports 38,517 MT Products With N22.435B Value
…Seized Two Containers of Tramadol

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tin Can Island Command has generated a total revenue of  N104.5 Billion (One Hundred and Four Billion, Five Hundred Thousand Naira) between the months of January to April 2018.

This figure is a little bit below the projected target of  N116 Billion for the period, thereby recording a tremenendous performance rate of 90.09 per cent  of its target within the period under review with a short fall of N11.5 Billion (Eleven Billion Five Hundred Thousand Naira).
Tin Can Customs as well recorded an impressive performance in the area of export.
Beyond these, the command, in its anti-smuggling war seized two container loads of 1×40 and 1×20 containers of Tramadol Hydrochloride (225mg) which were declared as electrical static converters and ciprofloxacin and 3×40 containers of E waste which were considered toxic to the environment/health, 5×40 containers of second hand Clothing, consisting of 1,239 bales if clothing prohibited under the absolute prohibition list and 1×40 container of used tyres also under prohibition, all with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N124 Million.

while speaking with newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday, the Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the command, Comptroller Muss Abdullahi said a comprehensive analysis of the command’s performance against the previous year’s (2017) collection for the same period stood for N82.154 Billion with an impressive improvement of N22.68 Billion which represents 27.62 per cent improvement.
According to the CAC, the improved collection so far was driven by the establishment of  Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)  and strong revenue drive achieved through blocking of areas of revenue leakages.
On the implementation and upgrading from NICIS 1 to NICIS 11 and its gains so far,  the CAC said: ”Tin Can Island Command is committed to the transformation of our revenue collection and reporting system with the implementation of NICIS 11with additional functionality which is an upgrade of the NICIS 1.
”As part of part of the specific gains the implementation we have the: Biometric Access System; and Introduction of a one stop shop which will enable treatment of declarations with valuations, classifications and other related  ,clearance issues/queries.”
In a statement issued on this regard by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, Mr Uche Egesieme, the command has made a great impact on trade facilitation.
”Effort has been intensified under the FG Presidential Initiative on ease of doing business to improve our performance rating, we have made some gains in 48 hours cargo clearance time. Some categories of goods are being cleared from customs zones within six hours. Trade facilitation structures have been strengthened to sustain the gains.”
Some of the gains, according to Mr Egesieme, include fast track facilities- provided to compliment traders/importers; dispute resolution committee, which is working as scheduled; Help Desk for enquiries and operational support; Time Release Studies; and Securing of government revenues in disputed areas through the use of banks.

Highlighting the on-going efforts of the Command in the recent time, Comptroller Abdullahi noted that in the meantime the command has commenced the renovation of space for the one stop shop, automation of the cargo examination and assessment process where Examination Officers are assigned examination automatically, this, according to the command’s CAC, is designed to ensure strict inspection process. While adding that  the vehicle valuation system is currently being improved upon with the attachment of the valuation Note issued to the SGD in the system. This, he also said, will enable a quick verification, assessment and duty payment.

However, the Command is not resting, as the men and officers of the Tin Can Customs are said to be working day and night to ensure that the Federal Government’s initiative on Export, especially on the agricultural commodities are being followed to the later as the command recorded 45,462 Metric Tons (MT) within January to April 2018 with a Free On Board (FOB) value of N29.146 Billion when compared with the same period in 2017 was 8,140 MT with FOB of N7.246 Billion.
However, this has shown an appreciable improvement of 558.46 per cent in terms of volume and 402.24 per cent of FOB.
”For the period under review (January to March 2018), agricultural product exported was 38,517 metric tons (MT) with Free On Board (FOB) valued of N22.435 Billion; Processed and Manufactured Goods Exported recorded 6 945 MT with FOB value of N6,711Billion.”
( THE EMPEROR NEWSPAPER)

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