Customs PTML Command Says Imported Vehicles Can Now Be Cleared Within 3 Hours

Customs PTML Command Says Imported Vehicles Can Now Be Cleared Within 3 Hours

Customs Port Terminal Multi-services Limited (PTML) Command says imported vehicles can now be cleared within 3 hours.

Implores all importers and their agents using PTML to come forward to initiate and effect clearing of their cargoes.

Says the PTML Command also collected N100,981,098,501.31 (N100.9 billion) as total revenue from January to June 2023.

Customs PTML Command Says Imported Vehicles Can Now Be Cleared Within 3 Hours - autojosh

The Area Controller of Port Terminal Multi-services Limited (PTML) Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller Sa’idu Abba Yusuf, has announced that imported vehicles can now be cleared within three hours from Customs control.

In a statement on Thursday, the Area Controller described the timely clearance of imported vehicles through PTML as a product of holistic compliance involving NCS officers and all port users.

According to the CAC, the quick vehicular cargo release feat is a fallout of compliance, punctuality and efficiency in operations without compromising national security and collection of revenue.

Comptroller Yusuf said :

“I am pleased to acknowledge that increased levels of compliance on the part of NCS officers, sister government agencies, terminal operators, importers and agents have made us the fastest for exiting imported vehicles from customs control.”

“This should be seen as a major point of discouragement for those who attempt to smuggle cars into the country that face the risk of outright seizure and forfeiture. PTML has shown the fastest record in achieving this within three hours where there is flawless compliance.”

“We are going to continue to sustain and improve upon this feat by promoting ease of doing business and trade facilitation. With the strategies we have put in place, I can assure you that our revenue collection for the second half of 2023 will surpass the N100.9b collected in the first six months of this year.” the CAC said.

Comptroller Yusuf, who reiterated that a delay in the processing of any entry is a delay in trade and revenue, implored all importers and their agents using PTML to come forward to initiate and effect clearing of their cargoes.

The statement issued to newsmen said that the PTML Command also collected N100,981,098,501.31 (N100.9 billion) as total revenue from January to June 2023.

On export, the PTML Command processed items with a total tonnage of 45,626.39MT worth a total free onboard value of N3,022,370,343.38 (N3 Billion).

In the period under review, he stated that the PTML Command intercepted and seized 2x40ft containers with duty paid value of N10,487,800.00 with mark and numbers, ACLU9664782 and ACLU9715690.

“The seized containers were conveying 2,598 pieces of used motor tyres, 18 pieces of used washing machines, fridges, used mattresses and other used household items. Efforts are on to track down, arrest and prosecute the importers for the two seizures,” he concluded.

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