SON Ports Ban: Nigeria Risks Influx Of Substandard Products As AFCFTA Implementation Commences

September 15, 2021 Tribune Online 0 Comments

Nigeria may be at the risk of becoming a hub for substandard products especially with the commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA), which has opened more doors for goods within Africa to come into the country.

For years, one of the major regulators of standards in the country, the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has been evicted from Nigerian seaports.

The Federal government in 2012 banned SON from carrying out the inspection of products that come into the country at the ports, giving reasons that the presence of too many government agencies were causing congestion at the ports. Read More.

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