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21
May

NANTS position on the recent Nigeria-China Currency Swap

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) has examined the recent Nigeria-China currency swap deal which has been in the pipeline since 2016 and was finally consummated on April 27, 2018. WE recall specifically that that on April 13, 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd […]

21
May

8 Lessons on the Imperatives of Private Sector driven AfCFTA

Preceding the Extra-ordinary Summit in Kigali which held in March 2018, the African Union (AU) had organized a Business Forum on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). During the forum, the business community pledged its support for the AfCFTA while some African leaders pledged their political will to engage the private sector in the […]

17
Apr

PUBLIC-PRIVATE SECTOR STRATEGIC CONSULTATION ON THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN NIGERIA

Nigeria has recognized that improving the agricultural sector’s performance is vital to growth and poverty reduction through its direct impact on food security, building resilience, livelihood enhancement and job creation, especially for women and youth. This is evident in the recent pronouncements by the President Buhari’s administration which has also promoted the sector as the […]

17
Apr

HIGH LEVEL CONSULTATION ON THE AGRICULTURE PROMOTION POLICY (APP) IN NIGERIA

The Federal Government of Nigeria has recently launched the national economic policy roadmap for the agriculture sector, tagged: “The Green Alternatives: Agriculture Promotion Policy (APP), 2016-2020.” The Agriculture Promotion Policy is the successor of the Agricultural Transformational Agenda 2011-2015. The APP document details strategies to revive the Agricultural sector with a view to boosting food […]

17
Apr

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

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. […]

17
Apr

HIGH LEVEL NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS ROUND-TABLE ON THE NIGERIA CASSAVA POLICY

The first Cassava Stakeholders meeting under the current administration was organized by the National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) in collaboration with Oxfam in Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of November 2015. The stakeholders roundtable was attended by various actors in the cassava value chain such as the cassava farmers, especially the small holder farmers, […]

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 […]