- Following the many cases of rejection of Nigeria’s exported products mostly in European countries, the federal government on Tuesday constituted two committees to reduce the level of rejection of non-oil products exported from the country.
- This came as Nigerian exports across the world face intense scrutiny, with the attendant rejection of many of such exports.
- The committees set up are the Trade Information, Export Procedure and Documentation committee; and the Capacity Building, Quality Standards and Compliance committee.
- Speaking on the imperative of the committees, the Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Mr Segun Awolowo said the inter -agency committee on non oil export would be charged with the responsibility of proposing measures to address the bottlenecks associated with export procedures of made-in-Nigeria products.
- He explained that the committee would also “access the present inspection and certification procedures, identify gaps and recommend appropriate solutions.
He added that the committee would propose measures that would enhance trade facilitation between
“Nigeria and trading countries by availing the Nigerian exporting community with current importing countries’ standard quality and documentation requirements.