CUSTOMS COMMITS TO REMOVAL OF BARRIERS AGAINST EARLY CLEARANCE OF MEDICAL GOODS AT PORTS

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The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has declared its readiness to collaborate with health sector partners to address critical barriers affecting the clearance of medical goods at the nation’s ports.
NCS Comptroller-General (CG), Bashir Adeniyi emphasized the need to address inconsistencies in Customs regulations and implement more transparent and streamlined procedures for handling medical goods at the ports.
To achieve this, the CG has committed to establishing a Technical Working Committee that will define specific clearance procedures for medical goods and create a checklist to streamline the import process for life-saving medical appliances.
These developments emerged in Abuja during a Health sector Roundtable Dialogue organized by the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) that had in attendance the leadership of the NCS, accompanied by all seven assisting Deputy Comptrollers-General, the Federal Ministry of Finance team led by the Director of the Technical Services Department, Basheer Abdulkadir, and the HFN delegation led by the President, Pamela Ajayi, among others.

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