Digitization of Customs, Port Operations and Trade in Nigeria (DCPOTN2022)

Nigeria's trade across borders is currently ranked at 179 out of 190 countries, reflective of the difficulties faced when transacting with Nigerian ports domestically and internationally. As multiple importers and exporters continue to avoid direct trade with Nigerian ports and utilize neighboring countries’ ports to conduct international trade, Nigeria has suffered great revenues losses as a result. LCCI reported the current downside of Nigeria's ports costs our GDP an estimated $6bn annually. These enormous losses should be mitigated promptly.

 

As such, Welcome2Africa International has collaborated with Oneport365 and the Convention on Business Integrity, NEXIM Bank, and Webb Fontaine to advocate for the total digitalization of customs, port operations, and trade processes in Nigeria.

 

We are inviting stakeholders to partner with us by way of technical and financial support towards the proposed Stakeholder’s Roundtable: Digitalizing Customs, Port Operations and Trade in Nigeria (DCPOTN2022) to take place on January 27th, 2022 at the Radisson Blu in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The ultimate goal of DCPOTN2022 is to explore the current status, challenges, investments, and solutions required to overcome the bottlenecks associated with customs, port operations, and trade in Nigeria – along with the opportunities that could be derived from the implementation of AfCFTA.

This roundtable will serve as a gathering of key stakeholders in the Nigerian trade ecosystem to discuss the operational gaps that impede this digitalization process from happening. We will be engaging both the private and public sectors to ensure that the best recommendations are proposed to guarantee the equally beneficial and user-friendly process creation. We will also discuss how to accelerate processes and measures in place that may hopefully lead to full digitalization of trade in Nigeria.

Kindly register below:

DCPOTN2022 Registration Form

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