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Nigeria: NACC becomes recognised AGOA Trade Resource Centre

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Source: Guardian (Nigeria)

The Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), said it has attains AGOA Trade Resource Centre status, particularly for the organised private sector in Nigeria.

The chamber, which has the mandate of promoting trade and commerce between Nigeria and America, said it also signed pacts with the USAID/West Africa Trade and Investment Hub (WATIH) in order to boost Nigeria’s share of world trade.

Speaking on the collaboration, the NACC Director General, Joyce Akpata stated that the chamber would soon host the AGOA Desk in its national secretariat in Lagos

She added that the AGOA Desk would provide advisory services to Nigerian companies to increase competitiveness, regional trade and value-added global exports, particularly to the United States under the initiative.

Akpata said the pact would facilitate strategic investments that would expand exports by providing technical assistance and industry-specific best practices to government and private sector.

“This will be achieved through regular updates and provision of trade intelligence service to Export Ready Companies (ERCs) and would-be exporters on understanding the US market requirements and regulations, packaging/labeling, costing, finance, etc.“The AGOA Desk will also provide capacity building, business development workshops and trainings based on identified needs of MSMEs,” she said.

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