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Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Tofax: 5:22pm On Nov 08, 2021
Border closure retaliation: Shippers groan as Benin Customs imposes N9m duty per Nigerian truck on transit goods
•As local manufacturers facing shortage of raw materials


Nigerian importers and exporters have decried the N9 million duty per truck imposed by Benin Republic Customs on transit goods passing through the country’s corridor.

Daily Sun learnt that the situation forced some shippers to pay more to reroute the goods via Togo port to Nigeria following the government of the Republic of Benin decision to stop all Nigeria-bound trucks laden with transit goods coming from Cote D’ivoire, Ghana and Togo.

However, shippers described the situation to be a revenge meausure over Nigeria’s closure of its borders in 2019, which lasted for more than one year.

Presently, most local manufacturers in the food, beverage and tobacco sector are said to be short of raw materials.

Speaking with Daily Sun, the Chairman of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANCLA), Seme Border chapter, Bisiriyu Fanu, said some people have to ship from Togo port because the Beninese Customs are demanding bill close to that amount.

According to him, that is why importers are putting their goods inside containers and ship it from Togo or Ghana instead of crossing through Ilakoji border because of that demand.

Meanwhile, an economist, Dr. Muda Yusuf, said that Benin Customs imposing duty transit goods constitute total disregard for ECOWAS protocols on trade and movement within the subregion.

He said the development has been taking toll on Nigerian businesses involved in cross border trade within the subregion. He urged government to take proactive measures to intervene and resolve the issue.

Also speaking, President, Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (AFFLON), Otunba Frank Ogunojemite, said it was a revenge measure becuase when Nigeria took the decision to close the border, the Beninese were not consulted.

“So Nigeria is judicially violated the rule of ECOWAS Liberation Schemes (ETLs), which caused hazard to Benin Republic, they are trying to do revenge measurement on Nigeria.

“But instead of them to have stopped trading, they decided to put money penalty on Nigeria. Invariably, it is going to add to the cost of goods brought into the country and violated the rules.

“There is need to go back to the roundtable, speak to all the ECOWAS countries and come to a collective decision to resolve the issue,” he said.

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/border-closure-retaliation-shippers-groan-as-benin-customs-imposes-n9m-duty-per-nigerian-truck-on-transit-goods/
Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by flexlatifa: 5:22pm On Nov 08, 2021
Nigeria don finally cast.

Sell this country and give me my share.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by daddytime(m): 5:23pm On Nov 08, 2021
Hmmm

Retaliatory diplomacy.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Nobody: 5:27pm On Nov 08, 2021
Good news.

GMB closed our boarder, he broke an ECOWAS law while doing that.

Two can play the game.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by realstars: 5:29pm On Nov 08, 2021
This is just the foot print of nigerian Buhari to the west africana.
What pains me most is that, Buhari will never say this problames he created in ECOWAS conffrence.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by fourboys: 5:42pm On Nov 08, 2021
This is pure wickedness, this is evil act embarassed embarassed small Benin republic don see us finish(remember Sunday igboho is still in their custody), this act will seriously affect importers

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by DankemzI(m): 6:02pm On Nov 08, 2021
We should cut our electricity supply ASAP �
Nigeria is doomed and irredimable

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by FarahAideed: 6:04pm On Nov 08, 2021
Buhari will destroy sub regional trade
Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Kirkman: 6:16pm On Nov 08, 2021
They say first to do nor dey pain. That stupid blockhead we call a president in Aso-rock started it first and now harmless industries are suffering for the sins he first created by shutting the borders without sending due notice to neighboring ECOWAS member countries.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by vedaxcool(m): 6:17pm On Nov 08, 2021
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DubaiLandLord1:
Good news.

GMB closed our boarder, he broke an ECOWAS law while doing that.

Two can play the game.
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Benin has been violating every protocol for many years now. Benin is amongst the 10 largest importers of rice, yet it's population does npt have that capacity to consume that quantity. The target? Nigeria. It has been coordinating economic sabotage of the Nigerian economy. That you hate PMB does not mean you should apply common sense when assessing issues especially when it has to do with your country's interest. Whatever game they are playing, they will eventually loose.

It is sad many smugglers who are unpatriotic continue to carry their campaign of calumny against Nigeria. We must prosecute all criminals ruthlessly. The greed in the heart of a criminal in this country is capable of cannibalizing its own family to satisfy such appetite.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by googlepikins: 6:42pm On Nov 08, 2021
Nice one

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by stonemasonn: 6:54pm On Nov 08, 2021
vedaxcool:
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Benin has been violating every protocol for many years now. Benin is amongst the 10 largest importers of rice, yet it's population does have that capacity to consume that quantity. The target? Nigeria. It has been coordinating economic sabotage of the Nigerian economy. That you hate PMB does not mean you should apply common sense when assessing issues especially when it has to do with your country's interest. Whatever game they are playing, they will eventually loose.

It is sad many smugglers who are unpatriotic continue to carry their campaign of calumny against Nigeria. We must prosecute all criminals ruthlessly. The greed in the heart of a criminal in this country is capable of cannibalising its own family to satisfy such appetite.
You ban the importation of rice, not close the whole border.
You are talking of severe punishment...who's to blame? Buhari did not fight corruption from onset as he promised so who is he going to punish.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by vedaxcool(m): 7:03pm On Nov 08, 2021
stonemasonn:
You ban the importation of rice, not close the whole border.
You are talking of severe punishment...who's to blame? Buhari did not fight corruption from onset as he promised so who is he going to punish.

One man should fight corruption while your judiciary frees criminals and the rest of you nairalanders can mobilize support for thieves. Or you think fighting corruption is a one man's fight? Let's be serious.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by orikoku: 7:06pm On Nov 08, 2021
Nigeria don cast.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by flokii: 7:06pm On Nov 08, 2021
This will further affect the economy of Nigeria.. see what nepotism and bad government policies are causing.

You closed border to Benin Republic, gateway country to other West African nations but left the Northern borders open for parasites from Niger Republic to be entering and leaving as they like. It's not as if the local manufacturers are finding things easy, most of them are shutting down due to high costs of raw materials while smuggled goods like rice are flooding our markets.
I just hope they won't crash the economy of this Nigeria completely before 2023. I don't know the kind of people advising the President and his ministers.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by stonemasonn: 7:07pm On Nov 08, 2021
vedaxcool:


One man should fight corruption while your judiciary frees criminals and the rest of you nairalanders can mobilize support for thieves. Or you think fighting corruption is a one man's fight? Let's be serious.
Bro you are too educated to talk like this nah.
We kicked Jonathan out for this same reason fah.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Nobody: 7:14pm On Nov 08, 2021
vedaxcool:
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Benin has been violating every protocol for many years now. Benin is amongst the 10 largest importers of rice, yet it's population does have that capacity to consume that quantity. The target? Nigeria. It has been coordinating economic sabotage of the Nigerian economy. That you hate PMB does not mean you should apply common sense when assessing issues especially when it has to do with your country's interest. Whatever game they are playing, they will eventually loose.

It is sad many smugglers who are unpatriotic continue to carry their campaign of calumny against Nigeria. We must prosecute all criminals ruthlessly. The greed in the heart of a criminal in this country is capable of cannibalising its own family to satisfy such appetite.
Mtchewww
Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Nobody: 7:15pm On Nov 08, 2021
Buhary will sympathize with them.

The body language is not clear.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by flokii: 7:16pm On Nov 08, 2021
vedaxcool:
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Benin has been violating every protocol for many years now. Benin is amongst the 10 largest importers of rice, yet it's population does have that capacity to consume that quantity. The target? Nigeria. It has been coordinating economic sabotage of the Nigerian economy. That you hate PMB does not mean you should apply common sense when assessing issues especially when it has to do with your country's interest. Whatever game they are playing, they will eventually loose.

It is sad many smugglers who are unpatriotic continue to carry their campaign of calumny against Nigeria. We must prosecute all criminals ruthlessly. The greed in the heart of a criminal in this country is capable of cannibalising its own family to satisfy such appetite.

Do you know that a bag of rice that sells for 30k now in Nigeria is less than 7k in Niger republic?
Imagine the profit they'll make by smuggling re-bagged rice from Niger Republic to Nigeria.. we're talking millions here yet there is no searchlight on the Nigeria-Niger republic border.

We can't keep deceiving ourselves and expect things to get better.. whatever is applicable to Benin Republic should also be applicable to Niger republic.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by BlackfireX: 7:18pm On Nov 08, 2021
Riff raff tiny inconsequential unknown tiny dot of a country... you will hear from us.
Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Maxymilliano(m): 7:23pm On Nov 08, 2021
The grasses will always suffers when two elephants engage in a duel ...

The poor and downtrodden masses of the country will be at the receiving when the multiplier effects of such retaliatory policies begin to manifest.

An African proverb goes thus: the weak get hurt in conflicts between the powerful.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Earlystar698(m): 7:24pm On Nov 08, 2021
Benin Republic custom right now

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by vedaxcool(m): 7:29pm On Nov 08, 2021
flokii:


Do you know that a bag of rice that sells for 30k now in Nigeria is less than 7k in Niger republic?
Imagine the profit they'll make by smuggling re-bagged rice from Niger Republic to Nigeria.. we're talking millions here yet there is no searchlight on the Nigeria-Niger republic border.

We can't keep deceiving ourselves and expect things to get better.. whatever is applicable to Benin Republic should also be applicable to Niger republic.

You don't live in Nigeria - Niger border, but you know for certain nothing is being done to curb smuggling there. Ethnic bigotry can never be a basis for rational discuss.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by dasparrow: 7:30pm On Nov 08, 2021
Toh! It's tit for tat season. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. What Nigerian government did by closing border in the South is very wrong. Yet, borders are wide open in the Northern part of the country and herdsmen are roaming into the country from Chad, Niger and God knows where else. Now. our West African neighbors are retaliating. Can you blame them?

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by vedaxcool(m): 7:30pm On Nov 08, 2021
Maxymilliano:
The grasses will always suffers when two elephants engage in a duel ...

The poor and downtrodden masses of the country will be at the receiving when the multiplier effects of such retaliatory policies begin to manifest.

An African proverb goes thus: the weak get hurt in conflicts between the powerful.

A proverb goes when two elephants make love, the grass still suffers....
Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by dasparrow: 7:37pm On Nov 08, 2021
vedaxcool:


A proverb goes when two elephants make love, the grass still suffers....

That proverb is wrong. The right proverb goes "When two elephants FIGHT, it is the grass that suffers."

And for your information, animals don't make love. They MATE for the sole purpose of procreation.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by vedaxcool(m): 8:05pm On Nov 08, 2021
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dasparrow:


That proverb is wrong. The right proverb goes "When two elephants FIGHT, it is the grass that suffers."

And for your information, animals don't make love. They MATE for the sole purpose of procreation.
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grin grin grin you have to feel sorry for some type of adults. https://thesamsonsedhistorian./2014/07/28/when-2-elephants-make-love-the-grass-suffers/

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by houseontherock: 8:06pm On Nov 08, 2021
Nigerian government spreading inflation every where because those exporters will pay the 9M and spread it on the goods for them to buy at cutthroat price. Just open naija border let people enjoy life undecided

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by joyandfaith: 8:17pm On Nov 08, 2021
Tofax:


https://www.sunnewsonline.com/border-closure-retaliation-shippers-groan-as-benin-customs-imposes-n9m-duty-per-nigerian-truck-on-transit-goods/

Country with 200M people closed her border because of local rice production that cannot feed its smallest state.
In economy, one cause of inflation is scarcity of goods and services.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Babaken(m): 8:22pm On Nov 08, 2021
Am a victim of that retaliation going on is not only the increase on the duty the worst is time delay. It will take traller 3 to 4 months from lagos to Accra or the other way round to deliver goods instead of normal two weeks It will never be well with buhari and his supporters.

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Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by rerhji(m): 8:47pm On Nov 08, 2021
no couuntry has d monopoly of violating agreements. the said ecowas agreement was in place when Nigeria close her Borders, now they re retaliating ...... i only hope things wont go out of hand before buhari leaves office
Re: Benin Republic Customs Retaliate,imposes N9m Per Nigerian Truck On Transit Goods by Blue3k(m): 8:58pm On Nov 08, 2021
Lol ECOWAS is going to be a dead institution pretty soon. Tomorrow weirdos will say its Frances doing because they couldn't get the ECO off the ground after 20 years. Isn't the African free trade zone serve a similar function to ECOWAS?

So Nigeria is judicially violated the rule of ECOWAS Liberation Schemes (ETLs), which caused hazard to Benin Republic, they are trying to do revenge measurement on Nigeria.

Lol what will benin Republic do when Nigeria retaliates again.

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