Don’t capture your vehicle with 35% duty anymore, ANLCA advises freight forwarders


… Says Customs spokesman goofed on rate of duty

The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has advised all freight forwarders not to capture their vehicle with 35% rate of duty.

The National Vice President of ANLCA, Dr. Kayode Farinto who issued this advice in a statement in Lagos on Monday observed that the rate of duty on used vehicles with HS code 87033320 was now 20%.

Farinto pointed out that the National Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) goofed to have inform the general public that the changes on the rate of duty was done in error.

“Far from it. The true position is that the rate of duty on used vehicles with HS code 87033320 is now 20%. Hence, we advice all freight forwarders not to capture with 35% again.

“Secondly, even the HS code of Fully Built vehicles that agents used last week (ie HS 87033319 ) has been changed on the system to 20% this morning.

“It is obvious that the
management of NCS has flouted the WCO directives to always inform the stakeholders and carry them along on issues of operations basically because she wants to meet her self imposed targets by pretending not to know that the trading community deserve to be informed of any changes on it.

“We have advised and urged the Federal Ministry of Finance, the supervisory Ministry of NCS to always put the freight forwarding associations on notice on changes as regards operational matter and policy issues since the present management team has failed in her responsibility to do so.

“The trading community has the legitimate rights to know of such changes. We thank you for your patient, while we await them (NCS) to issue a formal circular in this regards”, he said.

Photo: Dr. Kayode Farinto, National Vice President, ANLCA.

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