Duties’ duplication hampers port growth

Lack of unique port pricing mechanism and unfriendly government policies are affecting cost of doing business in Nigerian ports. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports For the port system to be efficient, Shippers’ Association of Lagos State (SALS) has advised the Federal Government to repeal some unfriendly import policies in order to achieve the 48- hour cargo clearance target in Nigerian ports. Similarly, customs agents under the umbrella of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), said that extortion by police, customs and other security operatives at the port, has become a…

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