Concerned about the ambiguity in the duties paid for imported vehicles, freight forwarders operating under the umbrella of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), are asking the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to explain the process of valuation and clearance of used vehicles imported into the country.

This is contained in a recent letter sent to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ibrahim Ali, signed by a former President of NAGAFF, Dr. Eugene Nweke, who is now the Head of Research and Technical Unit.

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The Association said lack of transparency relating to vehicles valuation and clearance prompted it to seek official clarification on applicable valuation principles of the extant Customs and Excise Notice No.30 of December 6, 1991, which provides guidelines on the importation of used vehicles also known as “tokunbo”.

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