The Federal Government in partnership with an indigenous firm, has trained Nigerian exporters on the operations of the Nigerian Export Trade House in China/Far-East region, as well as on the general administration of Chinese customs.
Partners in the deal said the one-day enlightenment exercise, which was held in Kano State, covered a large range of objectives, all aimed at bolstering Nigerian exporters and strengthening trade ties between Nigeria and China.
The exercise by the government was done through its Nigerian Export Promotion Council, in partnership with Zeenab Foods Limited, according to a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the firm.
“The exercise provided a comprehensive understanding of the Nigerian Export Trade House’ operations in China. Additionally, it aimed to empower Nigerian exporters by enabling them to harness the benefits offered by the export trade house.
“These benefits include offtaking, streamlined export facilitation and efficient documentation processes, as this will in turn lead to an overall surge in the value and volume of Nigeria’s trade with China, leading to heightened foreign exchange earnings.” the statement stated.
In his address at the event, the Managing Director, Zeenab Foods Limited, Victor Ayemere, enlightened the audience on the steps required in achieving/securing the required approvals as well as the benefits of the Nigerian Export Trade House China/Far-East region.
The event witnessed the presence of the NEPC officials from the North-West, representatives of the executive director of the export promotion council, officials from Zeenab Foods, and the Chairman, Dawanau Market Development Association, Muttaka Isah.
Other participants at the exercise include the Chairman, Cassia Tora Trade Association, Kano State, Yusuf Sarauniya, as well as various agro-commodities’ exporters in the state and the Northern region.