Some importers and automobile manufacturers have blamed the current high demurrage and bank charges on the failure of electronic clearing system of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).
The importers association made this call in Lagos last weekend in a statement signed by Okeke Chukwuma its Chairman. “We have been paying so much on demurrage since December. Importers are not happy,” he said.
The association said that it was worrisome that importers were bearing the demurrage and high bank charges due to the failure of the electronic system.
They called on government to improve the power supply and the Internet service at the port for the electronic clearing system to work effectively.