Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Government extends ban on old cars to 15yrs. Also lifts ban on toothpick, fabrics etc

Finance Minister, Segun Aganga with Minister of State, Finance, Yabafa Lawan Wabi at the press briefing with journalists in Abuja yesterday Nov 29, 2010.
The Minister of Finance, Dr Olusegun Aganga yesterday announced government’s economic blue print going forward which included extending the age of banned used motor vehicles’ importation from 10 years to 15 years from year of manufacture. Government also removed certain items from the existing import prohibition list.
The Minister of Finance who made the revelation at a press briefing in Abuja also stated that the Ministry has “conducted a review of the existing Import Prohibition List and Tariff Structure in line with best practices to review the impact of the prohibitions on the Government’s revenue and local industry on an on-going basis. The NEMT held extensive consultations with key stakeholders and found that import bans are ineffective and result in a huge revenue loss to Government through significant trade diversion to neighbouring countries and the routine smuggling of banned goods into the country. In addition, the items on the Prohibition List cost more than what obtain in neighbouring countries due to the smuggling activities.

“It is expected that these trends are likely to continue; therefore we have received Presidential approval to replace the bans with tariffs to protect domestic industries with regards to the following items:
i. Cassava: A 15% levy in addition to the substantive 20% duty;
ii.  Toothpick: A 20% levy and duty of 20%;
iii. Furniture: A 20% levy and duty of 20%;
iv. Textile Fabrics & Articles (Lace Fabric, Brocade, Voile, African Print etc. and Made-up Garments): A 20% levy and duty of 20%; and

Source: TheWill Nigeria


Teaser said...

The age of banned used motor vehicles’ importation from 10 years to 15 years from year of manufacture is a very, very good news. It means more people in Nigeria can afford their own cars.

I'm shocked that 9ja imports Cassava. Cassava export to China is big business.

9jaLife said...

SMH @ 10-15 years for car imports.

Cars of that age should be in a junkyard. Their value is literally that of scrap.

For the Nigerian govt to allow their importation is tantamount to making Nigeria a dumpster.

Heck, a car that's 15 years old today was made in 1995, has gone through a ton of miles and is probably one step removed from road unoworthiness in many ways.

Oh well...

The nitty-gritty tales of a housewife said...

I beg, wetin i wan know be say, IF the prices of rice, ororo, frozen turkey, chiki, conte & titus go reduce before xmas?..

Anonymous said...

thats bad news. cars of 15 years would no longer be road worthy. Imagine a honder 95

skankmypeaceofmind said...

so we import cassava? wow, that's sad.

skankmypeaceofmind said...

so we import cassava? wow, that's sad.

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