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The Trade Monitoring System is a portal that hosts trade forms (Forms NXP, A and NCX).

You can access the TRMS on www.tradesystem.gov.ng

Every registered exporter can use the system.

You need a valid TIN from FIRS/Joint Tax Board.

At any FIRS/Joint tax board office. Update your TIN with an email address and valid phone number.

For every e-Form NXP application, you need a proforma invoice that you have issued to your trading partner for the specific consignment.

Yes. The TRMS is web based and is available as long as you have internet connection.

No. you only need to complete the form online and it is available to all stakeholders.

Yes. You can save at every stage of completion.

It is valid for 180 days after which your processing bank can extend the validity for another 90 days.

Yes. As long as shipment has not occured.

No. when you complete online, it becomes available to all relevant agencies.

Notifications will be sent via email at every stage of the transaction.

A processing bank is the bank that validates and processes the NXP form while a designated bank is where NESS Levy is paid.

Yes. A processing bank can also be a designated bank.

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.

Contact your commercial bank to Update your BVN with an email address.

Contact your commercial bank to Update your BVN with an email address.

Contact your commercial bank to Update your BVN with an email address.

Contact your commercial bank to Update your BVN with an email address.

  1. Applicants are expected to access Applicant Portal
  2. Authorized Dealer Bank users are expected to Login to Authorized Dealer Bank portal
  3. Stakeholders (PIA, shipping lines, airlines, Nigerian customs) are expected to login to Stakeholder portal.

  1. Check your Junk/Spam box in your email.
  2. Contact your commercia bank to confirm if they have the correct email address linked to your BVN. Make sure your email has been correctly spelt in their system.
  3. Contact the TRMS support.

  1. Wait for response or email from the selected processing bank.
  2. Contact your processing bank with your application number
  3. Please note that all transactions after submission is with your commercial bank. Endeavor to follow up with them.

  1. Notifications will be sent via email at every stage of the transaction
  2. You can check history from the drop down of the Form A tab on the menu bar to see the stage of your form.

Yes. You can save at every stage of completion

Please click on the box on top of the drop down and type a few letters of the Country you want and it would appear e.g. "United" it would show United Kingdom, United States of America etc.

Please log unto the Applicant Portal and click on Form A then under history select the Form Number that was submitted and on the right-hand corner click on the dropdown arrow to download the form and print submit to the bank.

Please ensure that your password should be a minimum of 8 characters and should contain at least:

  • 1 capital
  • 1 number
  • 1 special character
It should also not contain double letters.

Please use www.tradesystem.gov.ng/login with google chrome browser

A student is not allowed to apply for PTA, but Personal Upkeep quarterly as specified in the FOREX manual.