NANTS President in Lome with the ECOWAS Director of Agriculture and Water Resources and Executive Directive of the Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food (RAAF); during the consideration of Draft Regulations for the transportation and movement of livestock and agro produce in ECOWAS region.
NANTS embarked on advocacy campaign strategies and awareness creation rallies across Nigeria on the dangers of using agrochemicals to produce, preserve, prepare and process food, meat, including fruits and grains. Such indiscriminate use of chemicals is unhealthy having been reported to constitute terrible hazard to the health of Nigerians. NANTS is totally against these practices […]
Regional trade and integration has remained part of Nigeria’s overarching strategy for economic transformation, growth and development. To this end, Nigeria adopted the establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) with trade instruments such as the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS) and the Common External Tariff (CET) at the West African regional level aimed at promoting […]
On the 28th day of May 1975, the then leaders of the various West African countries consummated the philosophy of a united region with the establishment of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with the vision of a strong economic integration of member states anchored on the benefits of trade within the sub-region. […]
Nigeria has been without an official trade policy for over a decade. However, the country has been involved in the implementation of trade rules at the regional, bilateral and multilateral levels. In addition, Nigeria has also been involved in trade negotiations at different fora at multilateral, regional, sub-regional and bilateral level. All these have been […]
BACKGROUND For over five decades, regional integration has been part of the African continent’s overarching strategy for economic transformation, growth and development. The establishment of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) and indeed the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) was viewed as the panacea for seamless distribution of goods. Similarly, the introduction of trade instruments such as the […]
Background This Public-Private Sector dialogue was organized by NANTS with support from the European Union and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) under the Strengthening Nigeria’s Trade Support Institutions (SNTSi) Programme. Participants were drawn from various stakeholders groups cutting across the relevant MDAs, regional institutions, private sector, cross border traders, legal profession, law students, media, etc. […]