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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. October 2011

2 NIGERIA CUSTOMS REFORMS AND MODERNISATION The Nigeria Customs Service has gone through a series of reform measures by the government since 1998, which have brought a lot of positive changes in the life and operations of the Service. Led to the process of Customs modernisation. Award of contracts by the FGN for system upgrade in

3 CONTRACT TO UNCTAD FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ASYCUDA++/WORLD 3 The NCS started the automation of its operations with the deployment of ASYCUDA 2.7 version in 1999 by ECOWAS Computer Community Center. The FGN, after appreciating the benefits of ASYCUDA 2.7 in terms of increased revenue, speedy clearance of goods, contracted UNCTAD in 2005 to implement ASYCUDA++/World within a period of three years to further improve the Customs operations. UNCTAD successfully migrated Customs to the use of ASYCUDA++ in 2006, supported by another contract to Webb Fontaine [WF] in 2005 to provide telecommunications backbone and other necessary software and systems for the ASYCUDA++/World.

4 OVERVIEW OF ASYCUDA ASYCUDA is an acronym which means Automated System for Customs Data. It is a software developed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), basically to process Customs data electronically with efficiency and accuracy. ASYCUDA 2.7 version deployed by Customs in 1999, used ASYCUDA++ version deployed in 2006, uses central server 4 individual servers for each clearance office, no interface with other stakeholders. at the Customs Hqts. All Customs formations across the country, Federal Ministry Finance [FMF], Central Bank Nigeria [CBN], Direct Trade Inputs [DTIs], Banks, National Bureau of Statistics [NBS] were connected.

5 CONTRACT TO WEBB FONTAINE FOR SYSTEM UPGRADE As part of the modernization process, the FGN awarded a contract to Webb Fontaine Consortium in October, 2005: For the Provision, Installation, Operation and Management of Information Technology and Telecommunications Hardware and Software, Training, Power-supply Equipment and Associated Services for the Implementation of ASYCUDA++/World in Nigeria. Within a period of seven years (2006 – 2012), on Build, Own, Operate, and Transfer [BOOT] basis. To handover the project to the Customs at the end of year 2012, with a perpetual license for an unlimited number of users on the last version of TWM. 5

6 THE CUSTOMS ICT NETWORK SYSTEM Execution of the contract by Webb Fontaine has led to: Building of a robust IP-based telecommunication network Optic fiber lines leased from MTN. Radio links. V-sat communication. supported by CISCO technology. Improved infrastructure ( more computers, conducive office ). Deployment of new software and systems. Revised procedures ( simplification and harmonization of Customs c learance procedures in line with international best practices). Linking Hqs, 4 Zonal Offices, 26 Area Commands,two Training Colleges and major stakeholders 6 system for the Customs which runs on:

7 THE CUSTOMS ICT NETWORK SYSTEM (contd) Capacity building. Sensitisation and training of stakeholders. All of the above have combined to provide a platform for: Implementation of ASYCUDA++ in Development and deployment of a platform 7 that integrates customs operations and other stakeholders through a portal named Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System [NICIS] in 2009.

8 CAPACITY BUILDING NCS officers trained on various IT courses: ­ System Development (core software program – Java, Microsoft, Web Dev.). ­ Database Administration (Oracle). ­ Telecommunications ( installation, maintenance and general running of the masts). ­ Networking (software/systems, connectivity, hardware maintenance). ­ Site support (engineers/technicians at various sites). ­ Help Desk (general assistance to users of the system, enquiries). ­ System Administration (senior officer as general supervisor of the system in each command). 4,200 NCS officers trained in customs procedures, risk management, trade facilitation, image analysis, system audit, etc. Over 10,000 officers were trained in customs procedures, classification, valuation, border control, leadership, compliance, integrity, commercial fraud, scanner operations/maintenance, anti money laundering, sustainable development, etc. 8

9 SINGLE WINDOW CONCEPT The concept of Single Window was developed and promoted by various world organizations concerned with trade facilitation during discussions on trade negotiations with World Trade Organization (WTO). They include, but not limited to: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic World Customs Organization (WCO). Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN). 9 Business (UN/CEFACT).

10 SINGLE WINDOW DEFINED The various world organisations concerned with trade facilitation have collaborated and come out with an acceptable definition of Single Window as: A facility which allows parties involved in trade and transport to lodge standardised information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export and transit-related regulatory requirements. This makes trade process to eliminate the need for the trader or transporter to submit the same data to several different government authorities. 10

11 11 Single Window Concept for Trade & Transport Single submission Single processing Single release

12 DEPLOYMENT OF NICIS AS A PLATFORM FOR SINGLE WINDOW OPERATIONS The government, in its desire to modernize the Customs and make it to: operate in line with international best practices; achieve 48-hour cargo clearance time or less; integrate all stakeholders in cargo clearance under one system; maximize revenue through speedy clearance and turn over; achieve accurate calculation of duties and taxes electronically; provide accurate/timely foreign trade statistics for government/business community; had contracted Webb Fontaine in 2005 for system upgrade which led to the development of a platform named NICIS in 2009 for online operations by the Customs and all other stakeholders across the country. This is the necessary step needed to move trade transactions to the single window portal. 12

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14 NIGERIA INTEGRATED CUSTOMS INFORMATION SYSTEM (NICIS) NICIS is built on the Trade World Manager® software, an e-Trade single window platform, a cutting-edge technology enabling: Online processing of trade documents over the internet. Provision of e-Government capabilities to other government agencies. Interoperability with other IT systems. Cooperative risk management on any trade document. Business Intelligence dashboards. Cross-agencies real-time interactions (global processing). Harmonized reference information between agencies. Digital signing and full certification chain. Audit, tracking. 14

15 NICIS PLATFORM FOR e-TRANSACTIONS NICIS platform has enabled. Shipping/Airlines to submit manifests on-line to the Customs server since Scanning Service Providers transmit Form M and RAR online to the Customs server. Importers/Agents to make declarations on-line from their offices, at DTI cafés and/or using Wi-Fi facilities available at all Customs Clearance Offices. Importers/Agents make e-payment at the designated Banks. The Banks in turn are able to make e-remittance to CBN. NCS does e-reconciliation with CBN and the designated Banks. 15

16 Trader or Agent submits all Information required for clearance once to the Customs Single Window service. Responses from the various authorities and financial institutions are returned to the Trader or Agent. An all-positive final response denotes cargo clearance SSPs Other Agencies Ministries CBN Selects, sorts, filters information, routes it to targeted recipients (agencies, bank, etc.) in the proper sequence or flow and returns responses to Users Other Traders SINGLE WINDOW SINGLE WINDOW ILLUSTRATION CUSTOMS SERVER TRADERS/DECLARANTS Shipping/Airlines Banks 16

17 Importer/Agent registers SGD, assesses SGD Importer/Agent makes e-payment at Bank Release requested once payment registered TRADER ZONE e-notification based on profiling CUSTOMS ZONE Risk Management Out come Green Lane Blue Lane Red Lane Doc Check at CPC Scanning and/or Physical examination e-Release and Physical exit of goods 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, other government agencies 17

18 NCS Bank 2 CBN NIBSSNIBSSNIBSSNIBSS AGENTSAGENTS Submit SGD SGD Paid e-assessment notice e-pay Confirmation e-payment Transactional Basis NICISNICISNICISNICIS Bank n Bank 1 NIBSS: Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System. It is owned equally by all Nigerian banks and CBN. NICIS: Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System Daily Remittance Electronic Remittance Transactional Confirmation e-assessment e-REMITTANCE CONCEPT Duties & taxes e-Remittance and e-Reconciliation e-Remittance Daily Basis E-Reconciliation NICIS: Electronic Trade Transactions 18

19 FOB SGD SGD 1 FOB FORM M FOBSGD 2 SGD 3FOB POTENTIAL FRAUD / CAPITAL FLIGHT Duties & Taxes SGD 1 D&T REMITTANCE on CBN Accounts Accnt NON REMITTED e-FORM M / DUTY REMITTANCE MONITORING Real-Time Trade Monitoring NICIS: Electronic Trade Transactions SGD 2 D&T SGD 3 D&T 19

20 CURRENT DEPLOYMENT OF NICIS Data Warehous e E-PAY XML FAAN Government Executive Vision Executives (FMF, CBN, EFCC…) NIBSSDesignated Bank Shipping Line RAR XML Manifest XML NPA, Port Concessionaire NBS ASYCUDA, NCS WEBSITE, WEB APPLICATIONS SMS notifications E-SGD SMS notifications E-SGD E-Form M E-SGD E-Form M E-RAR E-SGD Monitoring Risk Mngt Stats E-Form M E-RAR, E-SGD Monitoring E-REM, Stats E-Manifest E-B/Ls E-Manifest E-B/Ls …/… E-Manifest E-B/Ls …/… Foreign Trade Statistics E-REME-payment Trade Analysis Intelligence Alerts E-Form M E-RAR NCSCBNImportersSONNAFDACSSPs NIGERIA e-TRADE System Powered by TIN Database/ VAT FIRS Environmental/ Radioactivity NESREA 20

21 4 E-Trade Management Pyramid EFFECTIVE E-TRADE ANALYSIS Real-time revenue monitoring; Real-time trade facilitation monitoring; Real-time performance monitoring; Trends or transactions documents based alerts; Intelligence/Enforcement. ANALYSIS MONITORING OPERATIONS 21

22 4 REVENUE STATUS 22

23 GRAPHICAL ILLUSTRATION OF ANNUAL REVENUE COLLECTIONS August,

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26 FUTURE OUTLOOK: THE WAY FORWARD NCS TOWARDS 2013 Enhancement of NICIS to achieve the Nigeria Single Window system by the integration of more stakeholders towards full takeover of the D.I. project by the Customs. TRADE FACILITATION Towards paperless trade transactions to enhance free flow of goods. INCREASED REVENUE Electronic trade transactions catalysts for increased revenue through better controls, less fraud. 26

27 FUTURE OUTLOOK: THE WAY FORWARD (cont...) NATIONAL PUBLIC SECURITY NETWORK Integration and cooperation with other government security agencies to share intelligence (on-line data). BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE AND DECISION MAKING Relevant data readily available to government and the business community for planning. Building blocks for customs of the 21 st century as proposed by the Secretary General of WCO. 27

28 REGIONAL/CONTINENTAL INTEGRATION Rollout automated transit component system with ECOWAS countries (i.e. ECOWAS Transit Corridor). Strengthen Nigerias presence in ECOWAS region based on its ICT capabilities and subsequently the whole African continent through interconnectivity of Customs systems in the continent. Support globally networked Customs, the building block for Customs of the 21 st Century, as proposed by the Secretary General of the WCO. 28

29 29 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING


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