Nigeria Shipments new import rules to palletise cargo

December 18, 2017

The following notice has been issued by COSCO Shipping Lines Shanghai:

Following the revised import and export guidelines issued by Nigerian Federal Government, all containerised import cargo destined for Nigeria should be palletised. This new guideline goes into effect from 1st of January 2018 (time of departure) for all Nigerian inbound cargo departing from worldwide origins.

We kindly advise that you can comply with the new guideline, as failure to comply may result in re-shipment of container and any penalty and surcharge involved with non-compliance shall be borne by the local consignee.

Further directives and guidelines on the palletisation concept are expected from the Federal Ministry of Finance/Nigerian Customs Service in the coming days. Should you require any further details, please do not hesitate to contact your local booking office.

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