The Nigeria Customs Service says it is taking bold step to coordinate border management operations, to enable stakeholders have seamless operations and facilitate trade between Nigeria and Republic of Benin.
The Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs, Zone ‘A’, Benjamin Aber, made this known during a Stakeholders’ sensitisation programme between Nigeria Customs Service and Benin Customs at Seme, near Badagry today.
According to him, the two customs operators have succeeded with the use of modern tools for inter-border clearance of goods, to answer all questions involved in inter-border trading.
He said that customs declaration should be done once, adding that there would be single declaration for both countries
The customs boss said that both the NCS and Benin Customs held and agreed on coordinated border management, to enhance Ease of Doing Business and reduce time spent on border trading.
Aber said that bilateral connectivity of all World Customs Organisation members had been launched, saying that the Nigeria-Benin Customs Connectivity was established to be the first connectivity centre.