Customs Brokers accuse LRA, BIVAC and APM terminal of bad Business practices

National Customs Brokers Association of Liberia on Thursday boycotted normal working activities at all sea ports across Liberia.

The Brokers Association is protesting what they say are unfair business practices and unnecessary trade regulations by the Liberia Revenue Authority, APM terminal, BIVAC and other shipping lines.

Farbric News reporter that visited the Freeport of Monrovia said normal operations at the Port were at a standstill.

The group noted that unfair trade practices is causing serious problem for both the Business Community and other individuals.

The Brokers said unnecessary increment in port handling fees and the refusal of the Liberian Dollar by APM Terminal Liberia, BIVAC and others are major factors that prompted their action.

It can be recalled that the Houses Committees on Ways, Means, Finance and Development Planning, Judiciary, Banking and Currency, including Commerce and Industry was mandated by Plenary on January 30, 2018 to probe accusations bordering on the refusal of business entities operating in the country to accept the local currency toward payment of goods and services as reported by Bomi County representative Edwin Snowe.

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