Shipper’s Council partners NEPC to address hitches in non-oil export

...advocate full operationalization of domestic export warehouse initiative to ease logistics constraints

The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) has partnered the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) to address challenges facing the exportation of non-oil products in Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary of the Council, Emmanuel Jime, who received the management of the NEPC on a courtesy visit in his office on Tuesday, stated that one of the challenges of non-oil export in the country was the non compliance to trade rules by exporters and importers.

According to him, “non-oil compliance to trade rules is actually a problem of exporters and importers. To address this challenge, the Council will like to collaborate with the NEPC to organize enlightenment programmes so that exporters and importers can imbide ethics of integrity in international trade.”

Jime stressed that the Council was committed to support all measures that would promote the non-oil sector in Nigeria.

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Speaking further, he hinted on the collaboration with the NEPC to establish domestic export ware houses across Nigeria seaports, with the aim to ease traffic at the port.

“The Council and NEPC are partnering on the establishment of Export Domestic Ware Houses. The NSC has a role to play in order to bring to fruition the establishment of these ware houses.

“We think it is in our place to develop standard operating procedures in collaboration with critical agencies for the operation of these ware houses.

“We will also have to address the complaints that may arise between the operators and exporters,” he said.

In his remark, the Executive Director of NEPC, Ezra Yakusak commended the Council for effort towards repositioning the non-oil sector in the country, pledging the commitment of the Commission to the partnership.

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