On 28th October, HKTDC reported that all trade across Nigeria’s land borders has been prohibited, while sea and air entry points are unaffected. The ban was announced on 15th October as an indefinite ban on all overland importation and exportation of goods with neighbouring countries of Benin, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon as part of efforts to tackle rampant food smuggling.  All goods must now pass through the country’s sea ports and airports, where scanners can verify whether goods are in compliance with relevant requirements.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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