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  1. NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE MODERNIZATION FROM 2006 TO DATE NIGERIA INTEGRATED CUSTOMS INFORMATION SYSTEM (NICIS): A PLATFORM FOR SINGLE WINDOW OPERATIONS PRESENTATION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION [WTO] ON MODERNIZATION PROGRAM IN THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE [NCS] Implementation of measures towards Single Window Operations November 2011. Presented by TAJU OLANREWAJU Deputy Comptroller of Customs Strategic Research & Policy Department Nigeria Customs Service, Headquarters, Abuja email: tjlans@yahoo.com

  2. How long have you been using the Single Window? • The Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System (NICIS) has been developed and deployed in 2009 as a platform for Single Window Operations. • ASYCUDA 2.7 version deployed in 1999. • Migrated to ASYCUDA++ in 2006. • NICIS developed and deployed in 2009. 1

  3. CURRENT DEPLOYMENT OF NICIS Food & Drugs SON Inland Rev Importers SSPs Customs CBN Environmental SMS notifications E-SGD TIN Database/ VAT E-Form M E-SGD E-Form M E-RAR E-Form M E-RAR E-SGD Monitoring Risk Mngt Stats E-Form M E-RAR, E-SGD Monitoring E-REM, Stats SMS notifications E-SGD Environmental/Radioactivity RAR XML ASYCUDA, NCS WEBSITE, WEB APPLICATIONS NIGERIA e-TRADE System Data Warehouse Powered by Government Executive Vision E-PAY XML Manifest XML E-Manifest E-B/Ls …/… E-Manifest E-B/Ls …/… Foreign Trade Statistics E-REM E-payment Trade Analysis Intelligence Alerts E-Manifest E-B/Ls 2 NPA, Port Concessionaire Designated Bank Executives (FMF, CBN, EFCC…) Airport Authority Statistics Interbanks Shipping Line

  4. e-DECLARATION CONCEPT Simplified Customs Clearance Procedure Simplified Customs clearance procedure is divided into two segments- Trader zone and Customs zone, for full participation by traders and reduce contact with Customs Importer/Agent registers SGD, assesses SGD Importer/Agent makes e-payment at Bank TRADER ZONE Importer /Agent, other government agencies Release requested once payment registered e-notification based on profiling Risk Management Out come 3 Doc Check at CPC Scanning and/or Physical examination CUSTOMS ZONE Yellow Lane Green Lane Red Lane Blue Lane e-Release and Physical exit of goods

  5. DIFFICULTIES IN IMPLEMENTING SINGLE WINDOW • Lack of existing Legal Framework for the smooth • implementation of the Single Window. • Coverage of Large area of telecommunication networking • customs formations spread across Nigeria, that has an area of • about 926,000sq kilometres . • Lack of regular power supply affects the implementation and • operation of the Single Window as generators are deployed • most of the times. • The effect of weather where strong winds deflect antennas on • masts and thick clouds that break satellite transmission. 4

  6. WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST COSTS? • Installation and maintenance of the • telecommunication equipment. • Running cost of generators with fluctuating • prices of diesel. WHAT TYPE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE IS RECEIVED/NEEDED • Nigeria Customs Service did not receive any • technical assistance in the development of the • Single Window platform. All the costs were • borne by the government. • Technical support needed to build capacity in the • IT unit to further enhance effective management of • the system. 5

  7. BENEFITS OF SINGLE WINDOW • Integration of all stakeholders in the clearance • process using a single entry point. • Real time online operations. • Harmonised Risk Management System. • Cross agency interchange of data. • Reduced time to clear cargo out of customs control. • Increased revenue drive. ADVICE TO A COUNTRY THINKING OF IMPLEMENTING SINGLE WINDOW • Provision of Legal Framework to define scope and • inter agency relationship. 6

  8. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING 7