New guidelines for containerized cargo into Nigeria

Following the outcome of the sensitization workshop on revised import and export guidelines in Nigeria recently organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance, we wish to draw your attention to the revised guideline which requires that all containerized import cargo destined for Nigeria must be palletized.
This new guideline is applicable for all Nigerian bound cargo departing from various origin ports as from the 1st of January 2018.

Failure to comply with the new directive may lead to re-shipment of your container and any penalty  associated with non-compliance shall be borne by the local consignee.
Further directives and guidelines on the palletization concept are expected from the Federal Ministry of Finance/Nigerian Customs Service in the coming days.