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Customs generally play a pivotal role in the economic life of any country. There is hardly any sector of the economy that is not directly or indirectly affected by the activities of Customs. The functions of the Nigeria Customs Service include, but not limited to the following:

    • Collection of Revenue (Import /Excise Duties & other Taxes /Levies) and accounting for same
    • Anti-Smuggling activities
    • Security functions
    • Generating statistics for planning and Budgetary purposes
    • Monitoring Foreign Exchange utilisation etc.
    • Engaging in Research, Planning and Enforcement of Fiscal Policies of Government
    • Manifest processing
    • Licensing and registration of Customs Agents
    • Registration and designation of collecting banks 
    • Working in collaboration with other government agencies in all approved ports and border station

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