Nigeria

GDP (US$) $481.1 billion, 2015
Population, 182.2 million, 2015
Source: World Bank data

Nigeria flagNigeria boasts West Africa’s largest economy, characterized by strong growth in the past few years, making it an attractive market for regional products and considerable business expansion. However, inadequate power supplies, severe poverty rates and chronic corruption hobble the country’s potential. The West Africa Trade Hub is working in Nigeria to improve private sector capacity in targeted value chains—livestock and cereals for regional trade; shea and mango for global trade—with support from the AGOA Trade Resource Center in Abuja, which informs exporters about trading regulations and requirements regionally as well as to the U.S. and globally.

In Nigeria, the Trade Hub partners with the national government and private sector organizations like the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and regional governmental bodies like Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), which is headquartered in Abuja. Through its financial advisors network and agreements with financial institutions, the Trade Hub is developing in-country and regional capacity to help firms access finance and investment. The Trade Hub also partners with the Borderless Alliance and others in Nigeria to give truckers and others a resource for getting import, export and transit information—and a channel for reporting bribe requests and obstacles.

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Nigeria News

  • In Nigeria, apparel and leather producers learn best practices for exports

    November 6, 2017
    The Trade Hub offered nine Nigerian companies an extensive step-by-step workshop for exporting goods to U.S. markets under the African Growth and Opportunity Act at a two-day apparel and leather training in the country’s commercial hub, Lagos. Led by Mr. Emmanuel Odonkor, the Trade Hub’s Apparel Value Chain Specialist, and organized by the Nigerian-American Chamber of ...
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  • Creating new mango partnerships between Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria

    October 2, 2017
    The April 2017 Ivorian Mango Symposium created a business platform for mango stakeholders to develop new market opportunities. Following-up on discussions held during the symposium, the Trade Hub has been focusing on increasing regional and global exports in the mango sector by linking West African producers with international buyers and sellers of fresh and processed ...
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  • Hub presents duty-free opportunities and challenges for Nigerians at NACC SME conference

    September 25, 2017
    At the Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce’s (NACC) third annual conference for small and medium enterprises (SME) in Abuja, the Trade Hub’s Dr. Mohamed Abou iiana presented on a panel with speakers from Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture and the U.S. Commercial Service in Lagos. The panel discussed challenges and opportunities for Nigerian exporters under the ...
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  • Trade Hub trains Nigerian customs officers on AGOA procedures

    September 25, 2017
    Dr. Mohamed Abou iiana, conducted training on September 13 for seven customs officers from the export/import desk of the Tariff and Trade department of the Nigeria Customs Service. Dr. Abou iiana, Trade Hub Senior Specialist on the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), presented on export documentation processing, commercial invoices, certificates of origin, bills of ...
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  • Hub team advises Cross River State garment factory

    September 19, 2017
    In September, the Hub’s apparel specialist, Emmanuel Odonkor and a team from the Nigeria Export Promotion Council—toured the large Cross River State garment factory for an initial assessment. Opened in October 2016, the 6,000 sq. meter factory has 600 machines and a workforce of 1,000 employees running two shifts. The factory produces mainly for the local ...
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  • After show, intensive follow-up on improvements for Nigerian apparel producers

    September 19, 2017
    To maximize a Nigerian delegation’s recent participation at high-profile U.S. trade shows, the Trade Hub spent two weeks with exhibitors in Nigeria to guide them on following up on more than 100 total leads and needed improvements to meet buyer specifications. Seven Nigerian companies—the largest West African contingent by far—exhibited at Sourcing at MAGIC and WWDMAGIC ...
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  • Hub delivers AGOA visa stamp to Nigerian customs, clearing hurdle for duty-free textile exports

    September 19, 2017
    Seven Nigerian apparel companies generated buzz and more than 100 leads from potential buyers and sourcing agents during the MAGIC apparel trade show in the U.S. this August, building on support from the USAID West Africa Trade and Investment Hub and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). Buyers said they were impressed with the designs and ...
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  • Determined Nigerian apparel contingent spotlight manufacturing, design capabilities

    August 21, 2017
    Seven Nigerian companies—the largest West African contingent by far—exhibited at high-profile shows in Las Vegas, Aug. 13-16 with support from the Trade Hub and Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). Four firms—Tiskies, Ruff n Tumble, Crown Natures and One Stop Celebration (OSC)—were among the nine West African apparel manufacturers at Sourcing at MAGIC, a show dedicated to apparel sourcing for designers, buyers, ...
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  • At MAGIC, new and returning West African companies meet clients ready to explore the Africa Advantage

    August 21, 2017
    Since his first visit to the Sourcing at MAGIC show many years ago, Greg Kankoh, CEO of Bulluk/Nallem had not returned. But in August 2017, he was pleasantly surprised by the results of his participation with the Trade Hub’s West African delegation to the largest apparel show in the U.S.—including a face-to-face meeting with a ...
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  • Pre-MAGIC, Trade Hub workshop on trade show preparation for Nigerian apparel makers

    August 14, 2017
    Seven Nigerian apparel producers attending this week’s Sourcing at MAGIC show in Las Vegas learned how to get the most out of international trade shows during a one-day training organized by the Trade Hub and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). Four of the firms—Tiskies, Ruff n Tumble, Crown Natures and One Stop Celebration (OSC)—are among ...
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  • Cashew data collectors recommend improvements to ACA’s market information service

    August 14, 2017
    An African Cashew Alliance (ACA) workshop in early August gathered information from market analysts and data collectors from nine ACA member countries to guide improvements and boost use of its Market Information System (MIS). The August 1-3 workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso—organized by the African Cashew Alliance with Trade Hub support — will inform a ...
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  • Nigerian customs learn AGOA export procedures

    August 8, 2017
    More than 40 Nigerian customs officers learned standard operating procedures under the U.S. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) at a two-day workshop in the country’s commercial capital, Lagos. During the August 3-4 workshop, Trade Hub-hired U.S. customs lawyer Ms. Jan Forest and Senior AGOA Specialist Dr. Mohamed Abou iiana explained step-by-step procedures for compliance with ...
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  • Growth financing approved for Nigerian agro-processors

    August 8, 2017
    Three Nigerian agro-processors of various sizes have new bank financing totaling Naira 421,706,825 (about $1.35m) for equipment and working capital, thanks to facilitation by the Trade Hub and its financial advisors’ network. Leading cereals processor Graceco Limited received a N350 million (about $1 million) debt facility from the Bank of Industry and Access Bank to finance ...
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  • New ATRC grantees learn the ropes to promote AGOA advantages

    July 31, 2017
    Coordinators from five African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Resource Centers—Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo—attended a two-day capacity building workshop from July 24-25 in Accra, Ghana. These ATRCs are recent recipients of Trade Hub grants, which they’ll use to organize AGOA promotional activities. These ATRCs join seven other export promotion institutions in ...
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  • Bridging apparel export gaps in Nigeria, following Trade Hub sector assessment

    July 18, 2017
    From July 5-7, the Trade Hub and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) brought together about 40 Nigerian apparel stakeholders to learn how to expand and enter international markets, particularly the U.S. market through the U.S. African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) – an  important challenge for Nigerian apparel factories, as identified in a 2016 Trade ...
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