‘Why Nigeria must reform import, export regulatory procedures’
Nigeria’s import and export regulatory procedures that currently jeopardise the ease of doing business at the seaports are expected to undergo comprehensive reforms, going by the position of licensed clearing agents.
Multiple customs clearing units cause stir
Importers and clearing agents have continued to frown at bottlenecks affecting clearing at the ports, noting that they are causing huge financial losses.
Diamond jubilee in unsettled maritime sector
The future of Nigeria is here. But, it remains unstable, full of motion without advancement, unfulfilled promises, and dashed hope. The maritime sector of the nation’s economy is glaringly struggling to find its feet, even as the ‘Africa’s giant’ celebrates 60 years of independence.
Customs agents describe PAAR illegal, seek review
The Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) on cargoes is not backed by any existing law and not recognized for the treatment of Valuation and other Customs Matters and cannot meet up with international valuation process..
National security threatened as N 8.4b scanner project stalls
Federal Government’s failure to provide N8.47 billion scanners, approved two years ago, for the nation’s seaports has forced the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)to resort, 100 per cent, to manual, cumbersome and inaccurate examination of cargoes coming into the country.
Federal Government urged to clear stranded legitimate cargoes at borders
As the land border closure lingers, the Federal Government has been urged to clear the legitimate goods that are currently stranded at the borders, having being ordered way before the directive.
Government urged to revisit collapsed port scanners amid border closure
For the nation to optimally benefit from the border closure, the Federal Government has been urged to make the seaports more efficient and facilitate the installation of cargo scanners.
8,000 Nigeria-bound trucks stranded at Seme border
No fewer than 8,000 trucks conveying imported goods into the country have been stranded at Seme border owing to the establishment of a new order of operations and stringent clearing process. A visit to the nation’s busiest border revealed that the subsisting congestion was caused majorly by the closure of the popular Atlas Park previously…
Clearing agents threaten to ground Lagos ports over multiple checkpoints
Clearing agents operating in Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos have threatened to ground the facilities over alleged multiple checkpoints.