Nigeria Lifts Ban On Fabrics, Furniture Imports

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SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, (THEWILL) – Nigeria has lifted the ban placed on the importation of textiles and furniture into the oil-rich nation.

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, who disclosed this in Lagos at the official launch of the implementation of Economic Community of West Africa States, (ECOWAS), Common External Tariff, (CET), said the commodities could now be imported freely as long as the 35% import duty approved for them and other associated levies are paid.

Dikko said that the commodities were removed from the prohibition list in line with the laws guiding the CET regime.

“Textile and furniture have become dutiable as both commodities have been removed from the Import Prohibition Lists,” he said.

Victor Gbemudu, an Assistant Comptroller General, Zone 'A', represented the Customs chief.

Nigeria however still maintains a ban on certain categories of items including poultry.