The Government Director/CEO of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Dr. Ezra Yakusa has lamented that circumstances of rejection within the non-oil export sector had resulted in stricter inspection regime on Nigerian exports within the importing international locations and in some circumstances led to the suspension or ban of some merchandise.
Based on him “It additionally attracts unfavourable worldwide media consideration, offers the nation a damaging picture in addition to constitutes monetary burden to the exporters who should bear the price of both reshipping the banned product to Nigeria or destroying the product”.
To handle these challenges, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is main an Inter-Company workforce to the UK (UK) to curb the problem which represent a significant constraint to the expansion of the non-oil export sector.
Among the many Businesses collaborating on the fact-finding mission are, the Nationwide Meals, Drug and Administration Management (NAFDAC), Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nationwide Aviation Dealing with Firm (NAHCO) Skypower Aviation Dealing with Firm Restricted (SAHCOL) Federal Produce inspection Service (FPIS) and Federation of Agricultural Commodities Affiliation of Nigeria (FACAN).
The target of the 5 – day go to is to supply Nigerian export-regulatory and facilitating companies the chance of observing the processes of agricultural commodities import procedures and interface with Port Well being and Meals Import Regulatory Businesses on the Border Management Factors (BCPs) within the UK.
Different areas to be visited by the workforce are, Southampton Port (the second busiest port in UK), Spitafield Market – a one-stop aggregation and distribution centre for imported meals within the UK in addition to the Meals Requirements Company (FDA), the parliament amongst others.