called for clarification on the government agency that should rightfully
regulate diapers to forestall double payment of importation levy.
Lagos that her company had to pay importation levy for diapers to two
government regulatory agencies.
importation to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
(NAFDAC) until the new development with a recent importation.
Report (PAAR) generated to clear the consignment of diapers was queried.
query was because we did not pay the regulatory levy of the Standards
Organisation of Nigeria (SON).
already being charged by NAFDAC, and SON did not inform us ahead before going
on with the levy administration,’’ she said.
end-user to pay extra for the product that is meant for children and the
Odumodu, said his agency rightfully regulated the product to ensure maintenance
delineated and should not give room for arguments.
“absorbency’’ is the critical parameter SON measures which has nothing to do
with neither food nor drug.
the laws have been in place and nobody has changed anything.
not fall under the scope of the regulation of the National Agency for Food and
Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC),’’ he said.
in the ports, some other agencies that were there took advantage of the
situation to expand into SON’s job scope.
is responsible for regulating products like diapers and women sanitary towels.
like I said, they are neither foods nor drugs.’’
Obiazikwo, told NAN on telephone that the agency was responsible for regulating