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Egbudin renews ban on DN false declaration, warn importers

Comptroller Willy Egbudin, Area Controller, Apapa command of the Nigeria Customs Service, has renewed warning against deliberate falsification of declarations by importers, saying debit notes (DN) would no longer be raised for goods so declared.

Egbudin said that the command has since commenced implementation of the Comptroller General’s directive that no debit notes be issued for such goods.

He said “We won’t raise DN on false declaration. We would only give DN when there is wrong classification, under valuation and under declaration. Perhaps we have been treating the importers with kid gloves that is why they are doing what they like.

“We have also been educating the importers too that whatever your entry is saying what matters is your SGD, declare what you know is there. If it is alcohol declare the exact number and don’t say it is something else.

On the growing trends of rising earning by the command, he said “There has been improvement all along because in July, we had almost N28billion, in August we had N35billion and in September we had almost N33billion. Apart from the increase in exchange rate, we too have been thinking outside the box by pursuing those who owe us like unpaid declarations that have been in the system.

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