Nigeria: Advance cargo declaration compulsory on imports and exports

Nigeria introduced the Advanced Cargo Declaration on all ports. The new regolamentation is effective from November 17th 2015.

In order to execute the national plan for the implementation of the Advance Cargo Declaration (ACD) scheme on Regulation and Facilitation of International Trade as well as to ensure the safety and security of cargo, ships and port installations the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has authorized Nigerian Shippers’ Council to implement the International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN) otherwise known as the Advanced Cargo Declaration (ACD) on all ports that are open to international traffic.

The Advanced Cargo Declaration is due to every shipments, to and from Nigeria. All import and export cargo are also subject to an Entry Summary (ENS) or Exit Summary (EXS) Number.

The new regolamentation is effective November 17th, 2015.

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