Importation of rice, poultry, others remains banned – NCS | Dailytrust

Importation of rice, poultry, others remains banned – NCS

The Nigeria Customs Service says its joint Border patrol team is working with those of other countries to prohibit importation of banned items.

The items include par boiled rice, poultry products, arms and ammunition, among others.

The NCS, in a statement yesterday by its spokesman, Joseph Attah, said it was also waiting for the National Action Committee of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to provide the list of duties and charges waived for liberalized goods under the AfCFTA.

Daily Trust reports that the AfCFTA, which allows African countries to trade goods without the huge import duties, began on January 1, 2021. However, information about its implementation across the borders has been bleak.

“The list of the 90 per cent liberalized National Trade Offers; the list of 70 per cent non-liberalized exclusive goods at the regional level; the list of three per cent non-Liberalized sensitive goods.

“The appointment of a competent Authority responsible for issuing and authenticating certificates of origin and registering enterprises and products within the region,” the NCS said.