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FG Asks Importers To Take Advantage Of Automated Import Duty Waivers

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The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, and the Nigeria Customs Services have urged importers to benefit from the automated Import Duty Exemption Certificate (IDEC).

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed stated this on Thursday throughout a sensitisation seminar in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

The Finance Minister stated the brand new automated platform will cut back the period of time spent on processing import responsibility exemption request, promote transparency and remove undue human interference, in addition to different challenges related to the guide course of.

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Represented by the Permanent Secretary on the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Titilola Kuna, the Minister famous that with the scope of the request for import responsibility waiver increasing, there is no such thing as a higher time than now to have fashionable expertise to drive import responsibility concession.

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, who was represented by the Zonal Coordinator answerable for Zone C, Elton Irele stated the brand new platform will eradicate abuse of import responsibility exemption and forgery of signature by fraudulent individuals within the import enterprise.

Ali stated regardless of the dedication of the Federal Government to attaining a extra viable economic system, some importers have abused the alternatives created for them to thrive, by import responsibility exemption.

Ali assured that the Nigeria Customs Services will make sure the success of the brand new digitised platform.

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