THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA NEW POLICY ON CARGO PALLETISATION.
As part of its plans to ease the burden of doing business in Nigeria, the Federal Government of Nigeria in December 2017 announced the palletisation of cargo as part of its new import and export guidelines starting 1 January 2018. By this it means that all cargoes coming into Nigeria must be on a pallet. Goods already loaded for shipment to Nigeria prior to the commencement date will however not be affected by the policy. According to the Minister of Finance, due to the fact that scanners at the ports and borders are not functional, the new policy will aid manual examination of cargoes pending the time the country acquires and installs functional scanners at the seaports and borders.
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