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Leverage HACCP to access market, NEPC tells exporters

Leverage HACCP to access market, NEPC tells exporters

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The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has equipped 11 exporters with the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification to reduce the high level of rejection of made-in-Nigeria goods at the international market. The Executive Director, NEPC, Segun Awolowo, said the move was apt as accessing global market has become stricter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This, he said, leads to tougher inspection regimes at the border control points (BCPs) in importing countries. Awolowo at the NEPC-sponsored HACCP certification programme for beneficiary companies in Lagos added that the stricter and increasingly competitive requirements imply that exportable food items must strive to acquire additional mandatory certifications to enable them to compete globally. S...
NEPC facilitates trade formalisation at Okerete/Seme border corridors

NEPC facilitates trade formalisation at Okerete/Seme border corridors

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The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has presented working tools to facilitate formalisation of trade along Okerete/Seme trade border corridors.   The tools – motorcycles, computers, and data books – were handed over to representatives of 21 trade associations in the area during a Stakeholders’ sensitisation programme for non-oil informal cross border traders along the Seme and Okerete corridors in Saki, Oyo State. Chief Executive Officer of the NEPC, Olusegun Awolowo, urged the traders to embrace formal export to contribute to the national economy and development of border communities. Awolowo, who was represented by an officer of the Council, Olu Ikulajolu, said informal export was a hindrance to the growth of the national economy, as such trades were not doc...

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