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MANEG, AfCFTA Commence Training Programme for Exporters

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Export Promotion Group (MANEG), a subgroup of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has declared open its two-day free export…

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Export Promotion Group (MANEG), a subgroup of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), has declared open its two-day free export training programme.

The event, held in Lagos, was themed “Exporting under the AfCFTA”.

Speaking, the Acting Chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Export Promotion Group (MANEG), Odiri Erewa-Meggison reiterated the organization’s commitment to tapping into the immense potential of the national economy by forging working partnerships with other industry stakeholders and increasing the membership of MANEG.

She said: “So far, the practical implementation of AfCFTA started since September 2022, with with the export of coffee products from Rwanda to Ghana; and export of Exide Battery from Kenya to Ghana, under the Guided Trade Initiative (GTI) within the eight state parties that have met the minimum requirements for trade under the Agreement.”

Franca Achimugu, Strategy Coordinator of AfCFTA, expressed confidence that AfCFTA seeks to build a robust export base and grow trade relations among African countries. She also emphasized that this collaboration sought to enlighten Nigerian exporters of the advantages and guiding principles of AfCFTA.

Benedict Obhiosa, Executive Secretary of MANEG, noted that the training programme was to educate participants on the statutory requirements of external trade. He rounded it off, stating that, “With the programme, participants would be well informed on how to best position their businesses under the afCFTA ”

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