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Nigeria Customs bans car importation from Cotonou.




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Nigeria Customs bans car importation from Cotonou and this affects both new and used cars.

1. Importation of vehicles into Nigeria through the land Borders have been banned by the Federal Government. The prohibition order covers all new and used vehicles.

2. The Ban is sequel to a Presidential Directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigeria Sea Ports only. The order takes effect from 1st January 2017.

3. The restriction on importation of vehicles follows that of Rice, whose imports have been banned through the land Borders since April 2016.

4. Importers of vehicles through the land borders are requested to utilize the grace period up till 31st December 2016 to clear their vehicle imports landed in neighbouring Ports.

Wale Adeniyi
Public Relations Officer
For: Comptroller-General of Customs

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  1. beamzy

    December 6, 2016 at 06:04

    Government needs to make our Ports competitive like the neighboring countries instead of just banning land borders importation.. If this sails through then Nigeria is indeed on the right path.

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