By: Joy Enamuna
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Chairman of Tin Can Port Chapter, Fwdr. Emeka Paul Chiedozie has Urged all members of TinCan Island Chapter to take advantage of conditional lifting of ban on export of processed wood, charcoal and other allied products.
Fwdr. Chiedozie who was advicing his members with his wealth of business experience at a short meeting in Apapa, Lagos, said “about 72hrs ago the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) released a circular number T&T/2023/CIRCULAR NO.8, with date 8th of June 2023 to inform stakeholders that there’s a conditional lifting of ban on export of processed wood, charcoal and other allied products, pls do your research and diversified in your Frieght Forwarding business”.
Still referring to the circular, Which was signed by Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Musa MBA for the Comptroller General, Chiedozie quoted “the service confirmed that the administrative ban placed on the export of processed wood, charcoal and other allied products is lifted with immediate effect”. I have confirmed that authentic, please beam your search light into it, he cleared.
Before now ‘Lagos Trace News Magazine sighted which also includes “I am directed to forward herewith copy of the Federal Ministry of Finance letter Ref: No.F.17545/T/9 dated 5” Jun 23 on the above subject matter.
“The letter which is self explanatory, confirms that the administrative ban placed on the export of processed wood, charcoal and other allied products is hereby lifted with immediate effect.
“However, threatened plants classified as endangered species (CITES listed), including Rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceous) remains prohibited from being exported.
“Consequent upon the foregoing, all requests for the Exportation of Processed Wood, Charcoal and other Allied Products, must be supported with a letter of approval obtained from the Federai Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.
“Furthermore, in addition to strict compliance with the provisions of the extant guidelines for non-oil export, you are directed to collaborate with the Forest Officers at the ports and borders for proper identification and prevention of exportation of prohibited wood products”.
In another development, the NAGAFF TinCan boss who double as the Managing Director Seagold Limited equally applouaded the National President of NAGAFF, Fwdr. Tochukwu Ezisi for Renovating the official Office it NAGAFF Board of Trustees (BOT) at a whooping sum of ₦17.2. Million.
According to him, “without missing words since Fwdr. Tochukwu Ezisi came on board, everything about NAGAFF has changed within a short time, series investment on Members welfare, renovations upon renovations, all this are single handle done by him”.
“He is philanthropist that l am emulating and effecting it in my Chapter he added.