The Comptroller General, Nigeria Custom Service has approved one (1) month window to enable clearing of the backlog of vehicles held up in the ports as a result of strike action.

Custom National PRO, DC Timi Bomodi in a statement on Monday, March 7th said the decision is sequel to the recent Customs/Stakeholders town hall meeting held in Lagos on VIN-Valuation.

According to the statement uniform application of rebates will be used for all vehicles using correct values for assessment during the exercise.

“ For the avoidance of doubt, the VIN-Valuation protocol is still in operation as reviews and updates are being captured in our systems to reflect the genuine concerns of stakeholders.

“As a responsive and responsible agency, Nigeria Customs Service will sustain it’s consultations with stakeholders in line with Article 2 of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement for a smoother Customs Stakeholders relationship.”

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