Clearing agents operating in the nation’s maritime sector have threatened to embark on a fresh strike if the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, fails to review its price charts for imported vehicles.


According to the agents, the Customs’ current price charts for duty
payments on imported vehicles are old and overvalued.


This is coming three weeks after the NCS suspended for one month its
Vehicle Identification Number/e-valuation policy for imported vehicles,
asking freight forwarders to clear their backlog of vehicles trapped in the
ports.


The agents said although the NCS had reverted to the manual system for
duty assessment, the duties were still about 40 per cent higher than
current market realities.