Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by Administrator No Comments

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has identified dishonest attitude of importers who under-declare their imports in a bid to short change the government as one of the reasons why the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) is not a final document for clearance of goods at the port.
The Service also stated that lack of technical know- how of some officers is another a contributing factor.
Recently, there have been controversies among clearing agents and freight forwarders on whether PAAR is a final or advisory document required for customs clearance of goods at the ports.
According to the agents, given the current trend of incessant querying of PAAR by officers, PAAR cannot be a final document as claimed by the Customs Comptroller General of the NCS, Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi, when it was conceptualised and introduced in December 2013.

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