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26 July 2017
On June 21 2017 a court of appeal sitting in Lagos State declared that the collection of the shipping line agency charge (SLAC) by shipping companies and its subsequent levy on importers and consignees was illegal.
Upholding in part Justice Ibrahim Buba's decision in Alraine Shipping Agencies (Nig) Ltd v the Nigerian Shippers' Council, the court:
This judgment clarifies that shipping agency charges are illegal in Nigeria. The Nigerian Shippers' Council is now expected to recover the SLAC collected by the shipping companies, as ordered by the court.
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