The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has unfolded its plans to begin the enforcement of new requirement for entry into the nation’s seaports, airports and international land borders from January 1, 2017.
The council which came into being following the enactment of the CRFFN Act 2007 said in a circular to stakeholders that with effect from January 1, 2017, access into the seaports, airports and land border stations shall be predicated on certificates or identity cards issued by CRFFN as the custodian of the register of all freight forwarders in the country.
It stated that it was very necessary that every freight forwarder who intends to continue with the business of freight forwarding in Nigeria must update his/her membership of CRFFN accreditation.
According to it, CRFFN is working hard to ensure the implementation of Standard Operating Condition of CRFFN wherein the declarant is an individual freight forwarder other than corporate body registered by CRFFN or the Nigeria Customs Service.
It enjoined freight forwarders to visit CRFFN office at the various zones of the Federation for proper registration and accreditation thereof.
CRFFN is an act of the National Assembly charged with the responsibility amongst others to regulate and control the practice of freight forwarding in Nigeria other than Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA).