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Delays lead to huge demurrage paid by importers to shipping companies and terminal operators. It also affects the production cycle of manufacturers with implications for cost escalation



“Delays lead to huge demurrage paid by importers to shipping companies and terminal operators. It also affects the production cycle of manufacturers with implications for cost escalation.


Speaking on the Pre-Arrival assessment Report (PAAR), the communiqué observed that the Chamber had received reports of undue delay in the issuance of PAAR to importers adding that the delays create bottlenecks, which made the PAAR administration process vulnerable to corrupt practices.


LCCI therefore called on the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali to investigate incessant delays in the release of PAAR and the associated transparency issues.

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It noted that the involvement of maritime police in the cargo release process was a needless duplication, causing avoidable delays and huge demurrage payment by importers even as it posited that already, the port police were involved in the examination and release of cargo at the ports.


“Before cargoes are released, DSS and Port Police are security agencies that authorizes release of cargo. The interception of cargo by the maritime police is a contravention of the presidential Executive Order on ports processes. The LCCI calls on the Inspector General of Police to urgently intervene to redress the situation in the interest of the Nigerian economy”,



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