Customs assures importers of vehicles and others of trade facilitation

Customs Area Comptroller (CAC), Port and Terminal Multiservice Limited (PTML), Suleiman Bomai, reassured vehicle importers and other port users of regular facilitation of legitimate trade, constant dialogue and prompt settlement of disputes. disputes.

Comptroller Bomai gave the hint on Friday during his first meeting with sister government agencies, private sector operators including freight forwarders and a representative from Grimaldi, the terminal operator.

In a press release from PTML’s public relations officer, Yakubu Muhammad, the CAC urged importers and their agents to embrace voluntary compliance.

According to him, the CAC, said the new Fast Track 2.0 put in place by the leadership of the Nigeria Customs Service, will help compliant businesses grow and in the long run build a robust economy.

He further explained that such innovations would help manufacturers take delivery of their imported raw materials from ports to their factories before payment of duties and other clearance formalities.

While commending Grimaldi for the high level of safety and security at the PTML terminal, the CAC described customs officers and licensed freight forwarders as big contributors to government coffers at a time when attention is high on no source of oil revenues.

Comptroller Bomai, who described sister government agencies as strategic partners, also identified members of the business community using PTML’s port as strategic stakeholders who deserve to be treated with the utmost dignity.