FG Lifts Ban On Importation Of Furniture & Textiles,Pay 35% Duty

The federal government has lifted the embargo on the importation of textile materials into the country.

Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, confirmed the news on Tuesday.

Dikko said that Nigerians can now import textile materials subject to payment of right duty, and that the items were removed from the prohibition list in line with the laws guiding the CET regime. He said Nigerians can now import them but will pay 35% duty.

“Textile, furniture and others have become dutiable as both commodities have been removed from the Import Prohibition Lists and it is going to be implemented” he said.

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2 Comments

  1. THAT MEANS YOU GUYS WANTS TO COLLAPSE LOCAL PRODUCTION OF TEXTILES, EVEN WHEN IT WAS PROHIBITED,THEY STILL FOUND THEIR WAY INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, HOW MUCH MORE WHEN IT IS NOW ALLOWED!AM AFRAID SO MANY PEOPLE WILL SOON BE RENDERED JOBLESS IN THE INDUSTRY! WHY CAN’T THE GOVERNMENT GIVE THE NECESSARY SUPPORT TO LOCAL PRODUCTION. THERE ARE OVER 100 TEXTILES FACTORIES IN CHINA & INDIA WHILE WE HAVE ONLY ONLY 6 FUNCTIONAL ONES IN NIGERIA,SO HOW DOES THESE 6 DEVELOP WHEN YOU GET THE MARKET FLOODED WITH PRODUCTS FROM THESE COUNTRIES? AND THE SAME GOVERNMENT IS PATRONIZING NIGERIANS TO EMBRACE LOCALLY MADE GOODS AND COMMODITIES. THIS IS A MONUMENTAL HYPOCRITICAL ACTION ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT. OSHISCO’

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