Doing Business records the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of procedures—documentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transport—within the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in June 2017.
|1||Reduction of documents for export from 10 to 7 and similarly for import from 14 to 8.||Enable quicker and easier movement of goods across borders|
|2||Implementation of 24/7 operations of Apapa port||48 hour reduction in time spent for border compliance via the implementation of the mandatory weekend operation of all seaports in Nigeria (including Apapa port).|
|3||Implementation of single joint cargo inspection||This reduces the number of touch points for the importer/clearing agents from about eight (8) to just one (1) and also directly reduces the total time for clearing of import cargoes by approximately 48-hours.|
|4||Use of pallets for import of loose cargoes||The reform reduces the total time spent on joint cargo inspection by the Nigeria Customs Service and other regulatory agencies from average 6 hours to from 30 minutes to maximum one (1) hour by container.|
|5||Digitization of export document; Request For Information (RFI)||Digitization of the Request for Inspection form (RFI) for export process out of Apapa port. This digitization of the RFI eliminates approximately 2 days (48hours) in the overall export process along with associated costs.|