FG suspends taxes on yam, rice, different meals merchandise


The federal authorities has accepted a 150-day duty-free importation of maize, husked brown rice and wheat as a part of measures to fight rising meals inflation within the nation.

Briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday, Senator Abubakar Kyari, Minister of Agriculture and Meals Safety, stated the initiative suspends duties, tariffs, and taxes on these imports by each land and sea borders.

The measure is a part of the implementation of the Presidential Accelerated and Stabilisation Development Plan (ASAP).

Whereas addressing issues concerning the high quality and genetic composition of the imported meals, the minister assured that the federal government would uphold security requirements.

The minister stated: “The Federal Authorities has introduced a 150-day Responsibility-Free Import Window for Meals Commodities, suspension of duties, tariffs and taxes for the importation of sure meals commodities (by land and sea borders). These commodities embrace maize, husked brown rice, wheat and cowpeas.

“Beneath this association, imported meals commodities will probably be subjected to a Really useful Retail Value (RRP).

“I’m glad to reiterate that the Authorities’s place exemplifies requirements that may not compromise the protection of the assorted meals gadgets for consumption.

“Along with the importation by the non-public sector, the Federal Authorities will import 250,000MT of wheat and 250,000MT of maize. The imported meals commodities of their semi-processed state will goal provides to the small-scale processors and millers throughout the nation.”

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