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FG launches website to tackle informal exports

Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has launched e-registration website and e-registration booklet to reduce the volume of consignment leaving the country through informal exports.

The Executive Director, NEPC, David Adulugba, who said this at the launch in Abuja expressed regret that the quantum of goods leaving the country annually without documentation was worrisome.

Adulugba said the launch of the site – www.nepc.gov.ng – and the booklet was vital to the growth of the non-oil export sector. He said the initiatives would enhance the process of registering products meant for export as well as assist in capturing data of the informal trade between Nigeria and other countries.

Adulugba said findings by the agency revealed that there were 48 loading points where goods were exported to other countries informally.

He expressed concern that more than three quarters of the goods leaving the country were informal, adding the agency was ready to tackle the problem promptly.

The NEPC boss said the initiatives would promote the council’s activities in all the available social network sites on the Internet. He said the features of the e-registration include development of a database system for potential exporters to upload all the necessary and required documents on registration for the purpose of verification.


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