FG suspends 25% penalty hitherto slammed on users of smuggled vehicles

The Federal government has approved the suspension of 25 percent penalty previously imposed – in addition to import duty – on improperly imported vehicles by the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS).

The NCS spokesman, Abdullahi Maiwada, said that the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Mr. Wale Edun has approved the suspension of the 25% penalty previously imposed in addition to import duty on improperly imported vehicles.

Maiwada announced through a statement on Friday, saying: “The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), under the directives of the Honourable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, has initiated a 90-day window, effective from 4th March 2024 to 5th July 2024, for the regularisation of import duties on specific categories of vehicles.

“To ease economic hardship and encourage compliance, the Honourable Minister and Coordinating Minister of the Economy have approved the suspension of the 25% penalty previously imposed in addition to import duty on improperly imported vehicles.

“Stakeholders, including vehicle owners, importers, and agents, are encouraged to seize this opportunity to regularise import duty payments within the designated 90-day timeframe.”

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