Nigeria's shipping industry appeals to stop the ban on imported cars

2017-03-12 10:19:40

Nigeria Lagos shipping association chairman Nichol said foreign car ban on the import measures as part of a national car policy, the aim was to encourage and support the development of local automobile manufacturing industry and promote employment, but do not coincide with the current stage of the development of automobile industry, and lead, port related business income annual loss of more than 800 million naira.

According to reports, due to a ban on imported cars, imported cars and many main business, port and dock is not enough, also known as the port and wharf Integrated Services Limited (PIML) in the implementation of the policy, the ship (RORO) business significantly reduced than before.

Nigeria further pointed out that the car has banned the import of measures have a negative impact on the overall economy, the shipping industry and the country, because this country port can not carry out related business, many importers by neighboring countries continue to engage in the import port, the Benin port of Cotonou is very visible, not only did not receive effective measures, but also counterproductive, losses are also increasingly expand.

Nigeria wants the government to understand the status quo of the automobile manufacturing industry, as soon as possible to stop the import ban, "until the mature" domestic automobile manufacturing industry, and the new shipping department, the original One divides into two. functions of the Ministry of communications, Ministry of shipping to give the corresponding authority, the port will be expanded, the clearance of goods problem will be smoothly done or easily solved within 48 hours of customs clearance, is expected to complete the delivery,"only greatly reduce the operating costs of shipping business in Nigeria harbor, the only way out."

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