Category: ECOWAS VANGUARD

13
Sep

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)

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.

05
Aug

NANTS embarked on advocacy campaign strategies and awareness creation rallies across Nigeria

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 […]

17
Apr

POLICY DIALOGUE ON COMBATING CORRUPTION ALONG NIGERIA-ECOWAS TRADE ROUTES

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 […]

26
Mar

THE IMPERATIVES AND URGENCY OF A COHERENT TRADE POLICY IN NIGERIA

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 […]

26
Mar

Combating Corruption Along Trade Routes

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 […]

05
Jul

ISSUED AT THE END OF A TWO-DAY PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR DIALOGUE ON NIGERIA/ECOWAS TRADE LITIGATION GAP ORGANISED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIAN TRADERS (NANTS) IN COLLABORATION WITH EU AND GIZ (NIGHTBRIDGE HOTEL, IKEJA- LAGOS, 25-26 NOV. 2015)

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. […]