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Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by agora4now: 2:23pm On Oct 08, 2015
The comptroller-general of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has ordered the immediate removal of rice from import restriction list and the re-introduction of import duty payment at land borders.

The public relations officer of Customs, Mr Wale Adeniyi, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said that the restriction was only applied at land border stations before now, adding that the customs boss had lifted restriction on rice at border stations.

He said that all rice imports through land borders by rice traders would attract the prevailing import duty of 10 percent, with 60 percent levy. Rice millers (preferential levy) with valid quota allocation would also attract duty rate of 10 percent with 20 percent levy on rice importation.

“Over the years, importation has been restricted to the seaports because border authorities have found it difficult to effectively monitor and control importation of rice.

“When the decision to ban it (rice) was taken, it was not an effective measure because the smuggling of the product thrives with people using different means of conveyance, including small trucks, bicycles and even animals – putting them on donkeys and some actually carry it on their heads.

“These new measures will be for Customs to recognise their anti-smuggling operations in the border areas and ensure that all those importers through the borders bring their rice through approved routes and pay their extant duty

“Before the ban on rice importation, Customs had placed different rates of levy on rice imports – 30 percent levy was placed on rice millers (preferential levy) and 70 per cent for rice importers. The purpose was to encourage local production.



http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/customs-removes-rice-from-import-restriction-list-at-land-borders/114013.html

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Nobody: 2:24pm On Oct 08, 2015
Great...source

This government is working shocked

lalasticlala

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by agora4now: 2:26pm On Oct 08, 2015

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by agora4now: 2:27pm On Oct 08, 2015
Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Nobody: 2:30pm On Oct 08, 2015
Keneking:
Great...source
This government is working shocked
lalasticlala
Do you actually think before commenting or are you a programmed robot to automatically kiss ass no matter how stupid the proposal is.

This has basically destroyed all Jonathan and Adesina's efforts to boost local rice production.
Only big time rice smugglers like the Vaswani brothers would benefit from this. As always, Change undecided.

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Nobody: 2:31pm On Oct 08, 2015
Bad policy against local farmer/producer.

This government turn things upside down!

God give APC some sense!

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by byrron(m): 2:33pm On Oct 08, 2015
Trial and error policies here and there, ban this today and revert back the next day.

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Beremx(f): 2:33pm On Oct 08, 2015
E remain frozen chicken o! grin grin

I hope the price of a bag of rice reduces drastically. How can a bag of rice be sold for 5k at Seme and when it gets to lagos,it is sold between 9 to 12k depending on the brand? That's too expensive!

Nevertheless,the local farmers should not be discouraged. I still eat my Ofada rice anytime,anyday. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Republlican(f): 2:34pm On Oct 08, 2015
This is not a good news, it will affect our local rice industries in a negative way

When we need to help our local industries to grow so they can.employ our jobless youths.
www.twitter.com/lingeriecity

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Nobody: 2:34pm On Oct 08, 2015
Which kain change be this

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by tayebest(m): 2:37pm On Oct 08, 2015
Rice Must be sold for 5k if the policy must be allowed....





...But if not, it should be reverted to assure better liftment of our local farmers

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by dustydee: 2:42pm On Oct 08, 2015
Tax it heavily and let those who can afford it pay for it while making locally produced rice more competitive. The problem with Nigeria though is that the local farmers may soon start competing (price wise) with the imported products making their produce unattractive.

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by mrjangaweed: 2:48pm On Oct 08, 2015
SenseiX:

Do you actually think before commenting or are you a programmed robot to automatically kiss ass no matter how stupid the proposal is.

This has basically destroyed all Jonathan and Adesina's efforts to boost local rice production.
Only big time rice smugglers like the Vaswani brothers would benefit from this. As always, Change undecided.

Keneking = Apc musiwa grin

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by mrjangaweed: 2:49pm On Oct 08, 2015
Beremx:
E remain frozen chicken o! grin grin

I hope the price of a bag of rice reduces drastically. How can a bag of rice be sold for 5k at Seme and when it gets to lagos,it is sold between 9 to 12k depending on the brand? That's too expensive!

Nevertheless,the local farmers should not be discouraged. I still eat my Ofada rice anytime,anyday. cheesy cheesy


cooked half done by Beremx grin abi you don sabi cook finally grin

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Ilekeh(f): 2:51pm On Oct 08, 2015
We're now importing rice?

Can Nigeria just be good at something besides oil?

Can I ever say "My country Nigeria exports textile, cocoa, chicken, rice, palm oil technology etc to other countries"?

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by walanter(m): 2:51pm On Oct 08, 2015
I say this custom luk ....police and they b lik
U lik a thief ... Dat so hallarious
Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Funjosh(m): 2:52pm On Oct 08, 2015
Long over due.
Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Nobody: 2:53pm On Oct 08, 2015
Bad bad idea

Would be better to improve our local rice production first.

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by haryomikun(m): 2:53pm On Oct 08, 2015
Hehe. Me I didn't even feel the effect of d ban sef....

Meanwhile,,, rejoice with me nairalanders.... My ban of two weeks was lifted today smiley

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by nationwide1(m): 2:54pm On Oct 08, 2015
Nigeria going backward again.

What happens to the policy of self sufficiency in rice / food production of Jonathan.


SMH.

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Segadem(m): 2:54pm On Oct 08, 2015
SenseiX:

Do you actually think before commenting or are you a programmed robot to automatically kiss ass no matter how stupid the proposal is.

This has basically destroyed all Jonathan and Adesina's efforts to boost local rice production.
Only big time rice smugglers like the Vaswani brothers would benefit from this. As always, Change undecided.
it is u that did not read the news.
pls answer these question faithfully

How many time did u eat local rice this year?
Don't u think the imported rice u have been eating were smuggled in?
Don't u think these smugglers enriched the labouring countries?
Oga Rome was not built in a day,before we can ban foreign rice outrightly ,let our supply out way our demand.

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by jamesbridget13(f): 2:55pm On Oct 08, 2015
I think its high time. Xmas don reach
Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Segadem(m): 2:55pm On Oct 08, 2015
nationwide1:
Nigeria going backward again.

What happens to the policy of self sufficiency in rice / food production of Jonathan.


SMH.
wetin u know self? the your "acclaimed self sufficient rice production" cannot feed Lagosians one day not talk of the whole Nigeria.
How many of these your self sufficient rice dhey for market?
Do u know how many tonnes of rice smuggled into this country per day?

NB I'm not against local production but when locally made food supply can not meet-up the demand of a nation,then why banning the importation ? that's criminal

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by laurel03: 2:55pm On Oct 08, 2015
Good one... And make dem also reduce import duties on other things generally
Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by miteolu(m): 2:56pm On Oct 08, 2015
When you want to satisfy your fans by force.

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by agabaI23(m): 2:56pm On Oct 08, 2015
Keneking:
Great...source

This government is working shocked

lalasticlala
Sarcasm I guess

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by psychologist(m): 2:56pm On Oct 08, 2015
Hh
Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by Realdeals(m): 2:57pm On Oct 08, 2015
Thousands of hectares of rice farm were recently washed away by flood in the north, this will definitely affect the availability of locally produced rice in the market and results in scarcity.

“Over the years, importation has been restricted to the seaports because border authorities have found it difficult to effectively monitor and control importation of rice.

Besides there was no total ban on importation of rice, this directive as it were only affect the product importation through land borders

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by laurel03: 2:57pm On Oct 08, 2015
gassdon:
Bad policy against local farmer/producer.

This government turn things upside down!

God give APC some sense!
u dey buy local rice b4?95% of rice we dey eat in 9ja is imported rice....

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by jamesbridget13(f): 2:58pm On Oct 08, 2015
bushdoc9919:
Bad bad idea

Would be better to improve our local rice production first.
be frank, do u buy n eat abakaliki rice?

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Re: Custom Boss Lifts Ban On Rice Import by jamesbridget13(f): 2:59pm On Oct 08, 2015
Ilekeh:
We're now importing rice?

Can Nigeria just be good at something besides oil?

Can I ever say "My country Nigeria exports textile, cocoa, chicken, rice, palm oil technology etc to other countries"?
it begins with u

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