A two-week deadline has been given to freight forwarders and customs brokers to liaise with the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) . This is for the purpose of resolving any differences which they might have within them or with the CRFFN.
Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi made this pronouncement in Lagos, stating that if an amicable resolution is not reached in two weeks, freight forwarders and customs brokers will be made to go through the rigorous stress of re-registering all over with the CRFFN before they would be recognized as customs agents or brokers.
According to the minister, “let me talk to the customs practitioners, there is a law that you people are breaking and that law has to do with an agency in my ministry”
“I have met with the Comptroller General of Customs and we are starting a fresh registration of all customs agents and the requirement will be to go and register there before you can became a customs agent”
“Myself and the CGC have agreed to meet and all I will tell him is to go and announce to customs agents to go and start fresh registration, because they must comply with the law.”
Curated from Vanguard