Nigerian Export Promotion Council
The Federal Government is targeting women as part of plans to raise the contribution of non-oil revenue to meet yearly budgetary provision.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has emphasised the need for Nigerian exporters to deploy effective logistic supply chains to export their products to the international markets.
With crude oil still dominating the bulk of Nigeria’s export to the United States, stakeholders have expressed worry about the country’s inability to exploit opportunities available to it under the extended Africa Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) scheme.
21 Oct 2020
A Nigerian firm, Free on Board (FOB) Global Logistics, has secured a purchase order to supply 30 tonnes of yam, sweet potatoes, fresh fruits and vegetables (including water leaves, garlic, ginger, and okra) to Europe weekly. To maximize the opportunity, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) in conjunction with FOB started sensitising non-oil exporters on…
15 Oct 2020
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has presented working tools to facilitate formalisation of trade along Okerete/Seme trade border corridors.
9 Oct 2020
While building the capacity of non-oil exporters is key for market penetration, the country needs a national carrier to further improve its chances of entering new markets and deepening non-oil export growth
3 Sep 2020
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), has said its One- State-One-Product Programme, under the “Zero Oil” initiative, is designed to create employment in states across the country. This would be done through the value-addition of identified products, enhanced income generation, and wealth creation opportunities for the people as well as empower state and other communities towards achieving…
25 Jun 2019
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has disclosed that Nigeria can generate over $10 billion from local and international trade in honey and other beehive products. Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NEPC, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, who said this in Ikom during a one-day export workshop and mini exhibition on “honey production and packaging for export,” said…
15 May 2019
Nigeria’s non-oil export has continued to suffer a huge setback due to various challenges. Top on the list include, logistics challenges in moving products to the ports and the lingering issue of unsettled Export Expansion Grant (EEG) claims. With the unsettled incentives converted to promissory notes, there are concerns among operators about the payment arrangement…
8 May 2019
To aid improved market access for exporters of processed foods, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has commenced an awareness programme on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) alongside other voluntary certifications. Indeed, the NEPC noted that it had become imperative for non-oil exporters to acquire additional non-mandatory certifications to enable them to compete…
10 Apr 2019
The Organised Private Sector Exporters Association (OPEXA) has decried the non-implementation of budgetary allocations amounting to N29.28 billion meant for Export Expansion Grant (EEG) in 2017 and 2018. Its Executive Secretary, Jaiyeola Paul Olarewaju, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said that making provision for EEG in the country’s yearly budget would create transparency and…
8 Apr 2019
Head of Agro-Economy Desk, FEMI IBIROGBA, writes on how seasonal and highly perishable mangoes could be processed, preserved and used to create wealth for the processors and other value chain players. THEY are here now in abundance. They come every year. But more of them get wasted than consumed or utilised. They are mangoes. The…