Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDCLA) PTML branch,
has said that the duplication of functions by government agencies is
responsible for delays in cargo clearance.
Ayuba, stated this in an interview in Lagos.
automated and manual processing of cargo clearance created room for
duplication, adding that people often interfered with the system.
cargo clearance but because of the duplication of duties by the officers,
with the automated system as it applies in other parts of the world.
required to ensure that the system works effectively and by now, the process
should have been faster and easier,’’ Ayuba said..
themselves of training in order to understand better the technicalities
agents to know the tariff and classification well so that the customs do not
catch in on your ignorance when they should be trade facilitators,’’ the
freight forwarder said.
Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Alli, should address the issue of
officers raising Debit Notes (DNs) for agents after a container had left the
your container is about coming out; somebody at the gate will just hold your
document that you did not pay very well,’’ he said.
reasons why doing business in Nigerian ports had become more expensive.
operator will collect his money for the extra days the cargo stays.
three to four days could cause an agent as much as N4 million demurrage,
payable to the terminal operator.
many containers uncleared at the ports.