AGENTS TO SHUN PAYMENT OF FEES TO SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL
Written by thereachfm on March 6, 2019
The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has vowed not to pay the new registration fees to the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC).
The Group’s Vice President, Collins Farinto, who made the resolution of the association known in Lagos, stressed that members cannot afford to pay fees to NSC as well as pay to the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).
Farinto said the clearing agents’ registration fee initiated by the NSC negated the Federal Government’s policy on the Ease of Doing Business at ports, adding that such collection by the Council would be detrimental to the business community.
The Group’s Vice President, who said that ANLCA was still expecting the NSC to address the hardship its members were going through in the industry has therefore, urged the Executive Secretary of the NSC, Hassan Bello to intervene and direct his officers to discontinue the demand for registration fees.