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Nigeria: AfCFTA – MAN Asks Govt to Ensure Strict Compliance On Anti-Dumping Laws

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The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged Federal Government to put in place effective monitoring mechanism to ensure that all countries operate based on the rule of origin that has been agreed on dumping.

Speaking at the 2021 edition of the MAN Reporter of the year Award Ceremony/ Presidential Media Luncheon, the president of MAN, Engr. Mansur Ahmed said the dumping issue frankly requires political will.

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Mansur wondered: “Do our governments and political leaders have the political will to agree on those things that we have to do? For instance, to ensure that we do not allow dumping to take place, there is need to ensure that all countries operate based on the rule of origin that has been agreed. But the difference is that while some countries will ensure that these regulations are complied with, others unfortunately will not do so.

“This calls for effective monitoring mechanism to be put in place to ensure that all countries do the right thing.”

Mansur also bemoaned the plight of his members. Significant amongst the challenges faced by manufacturers are difficulty in accessing forex to procure raw materials not locally-available;high cost of electricity/power; high cost of transportation;low demand of commodity; difficulty in accessing funds; regulatory Issue from numerous regulatory agencies; poor port administration and unavailability of raw materials;policy somersaults, but to mention a few.