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FG launches Nigeria’s trade information portal

The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment on Monday in Abuja inaugurated the Nigeria Trade Information Portal (NTIP).

The launch was in fulfillment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade facilitation agreement.

“It is with great satisfaction that we acknowledge the success of the collaboration between UNCTAD, GIZ, EU and the Federal Government”, NAN quoted Minister Niyi Adebayo said.

He said the website on import, export and transit procedures would boost transparency and trade facilitation reforms in Nigeria.

Adebayo noted that trade information portals in pioneer countries contributed to building trust between various stakeholders.

Key features of the NITP include a content management system where all texts, colours, pictures and logos of the public interface can be modified.

Also procedures and corresponding data can be registered and updated, menus can be organised, while administrative rights can be configured from a password-protected administrative interface.

The portal requires no computer expertise and can be mastered after a few hours of training, Adebayo added.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the European Union and the German Technical Cooperation supported the project.

The UNCTAD commenced the establishment of trade information portals in three West African countries – Nigeria, Benin and Mali – in 2016.

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