The Federal Government through the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced a 90-day window for regularising import duties on specific categories of vehicles that were deemed to be improperly imported into the country.

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According to the NCS, the directive which came from the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun, the proactive move seeks to enhance compliance and streamline import processes.

Customs Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent Abdullahi Maiwada, in a Press Release, said the initiative applied solely to vehicles imported into the country where the requisite customs duty had not been fulfilled or vehicles detained due to undervaluation.

He, however, pointed out that, “While we strive for inclusivity, it is important to clarify that vehicles seized and condemned will not be released under this arrangement and shall be forfeited to the federal government under extant regulations.”

He said all vehicle owners, importers/agents seeking to regularise import duties on their vehicles are required to apply to the Zonal Coordinators (Zones A, B, C, D) and CAC FCT Command.

“They must submit the necessary available documents and process VREG in line with the Federal Ministry of Finance directives for the registration of imported motor vehicles.”