Trade facilitation: Tin-Can Customs Command gets two cargo scanners

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tin-Can Command has announced the delivery of two scanners to the seaport.

Spokesman of the Command, Mr. Uche Ejesieme, in  a statement, disclosed the brand of the scanners as NUCTECH Mobile Scanners MT1213DE with accessories.

The statement also disclosed that the Area Controller, Comptroller Abdullahi Musa, took delivery of the consignment, which arrived at the port on board Glovis Horizon Leader from the Port of Shanghai, China.

The Controller, the statement disclosed, said that the integration of scanning into the clearance procedure for imports was in line with global best practices for trade facilitation

He also gave assurances that the scanners would be deployed to save the time spent in physical examination of goods in the port.

He added that this would address multiple burdens and inconveniences which importers go through in respect of physical examination.

He commended the Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC), retired Col. Hameed Ali, and his management team for the scanners which according to him would add to greater efficiency in cargo handling operations.


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