Agents to shut down Lagos Ports on Monday April 25th over 15% NAC levy on used vehicles by the Nigerian Customs Service.
The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) argued that the NAC levy are meant for new vehicles.
It expressed optimism that authorities would reverse the “Illegal 15 per cent NAC and also review the benchmarks on PAAR”.
But ANLCA plans a total shut down at the ports after the warning strike, if the policy was not reversed.
The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) will begin a one-day warning strike on April 25th, over the introduction of 15 per cent National Automotive Council (NAC) levy by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The move was announced by Alhaji Rilwan Amuni, Taskforce Chairman of ANLCA, in a circular obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.
Customs had earlier this month announced the reintroduction of 15 per cent NAC levy on used imported vehicles, a levy which clearing agents in the country’s maritime sector argued is mostly meant for new vehicles.
The warning strike was a fall out of consultations among critical stakeholders. Part of the circular reads :
“We have consulted widely among critical stakeholders as par the 15 per cent NAC and “illegal benchmarks on Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR)”.
“It has been concluded that the 15 per cent NAC is a fraud and an obnoxious policy.
“In view of this, in conjunction with other stakeholders their will be a one-day warning strike on April 25 by 10:00 a.m. prompt, starting from our ‘Holy Ground’ in front of Grimaldi.
“And we will move down to Customs Area Controller (CAC’S) of Port and Terminal Multi-services Ltd. (PTML) and Tincan enroute all other terminals in Tincan and Apapa,” it said.
ANLCA expressed optimism that the authorities concerned would reverse the “Illegal 15 per cent NAC and also review the benchmarks on PAAR” within the next 48 hours.
But it added that all members should be ready to down tools and ensure total shut down at the ports after the warning strike, if the policy was not reversed, according to the content of the circular.
“Please note that April 25 and 26 is just a ‘warning strike’, agents are allowed to do their jobs and tidy up against Wednesday in lieu of whether their will be a reverse or not”.