kicked against the payment of charges on the controversial advanced cargo
tracking note recently introduced by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC).
shippers’ association expressed shock that the controversial cargo tracking
note scheme, which was sold by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council as being at no
cost to importers/exporters, would now attract charges to be borne by shippers.
time and again stated in all meetings with shippers and in various media and
fora that cargo tracking note would be at no cost to the Nigerian shippers.
declaration and on that declaration we stand.
to the Nigerian Shippers Council, we made it clear that “the proposed ACD/ICTN
must not attract any costs (direct or indirect) to the importer or exporter of
cargo in Nigeria including their agents and partners (local and abroad),” the
objection to the introduction of the cargo tracking note, “so long as it does
not entail any cost to the Nigerian shippers”.
well to clarify who bears the cost of Cargo Tracking Note administrative fees
on import into Nigeria within the next seven days as delay in doing this may
compel Shippers Association Lagos State to seek judicial protection in this
regard,” the association added.
freight forwarding associations and the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria
(MAN) have protested against the additional cost burden imposed by the
implementation of the cargo tracking note by the NSC.
called on the Federal Government to suspend the scheme until the controversies
surrounding its implementation are resolved.