NCAA Accord With NAHCO’S New Charges By: Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has approved the recent cargo tariff increase being implemented by the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (nahcoaviance).
NAHCO and clearing agents under the aegis of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) and the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), had agreed to a 20 percent tariff increment toward the middle of May. The increment had since taken effect.
Although, the official approval by the NCAA was just now being made public, it is a sign of endorsement of the processes embarked upon by the ground handling company in reviewing its tariffs.
In a letter addressed to the MD/CEO of nahcoaviance, dated June 2, 2015, and signed by the NCAA’s Director – General, Capt. Muhtar Usman, the NCAA said, “In line with powers conferred on the Authority by Part 18.104.22.168 of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig. CARs) 2012, approval is hereby given to your company to increase the Import Handling Charge from N38.00/kg to N46.00/kg and the Courier Handling Charge from N45.00/kg to N54.00/kg as agreed with the stakeholders.”