Why Beans, Peanut, Other Nigerian Food Exports Were Rejected In UK -NAFDAC
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has given reasons why 10 goods from Nigeria were rejected abroad.
The agency said this was due to non-adherence to standardised clearance procedures by stakeholders.
The agenvy said some of the commonly rejected export food commodities from Nigeria from 2018 till date and in the top 10 included sesame, beans, melon seeds, peanut and smoked fish/fish.
Others are ginger, spices paper, hibiscus flower, palm oil and ogbono.
The Deputy Director, Export Division, Ports Inspection Directorate, NAFDAC, Sanwo-Olu O. A. stated this in an address she delivered at the 3rd CHINET Aviacargo conference in Lagos, with the title, “Unlocking the Logistics Barrier to Improving Agro Exports Products.”
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She blamed the rejection on non-adherence to set standard by freight forwarders, cargo handlers, airlines/carriers, regulatory agencies, as well as poor inter-agency collaboration, amongst others.
Sanwo-Olu called for collaboration among stakeholders to ensure that export trade met the requirements of the country’s trading partner, in terms of quality, standards and quantity as trade increased.