The Federal government of Nigeria through the Minister of Foreign Affairs Godfrey Onyema have warned that Nigeria will no longer tolerate repacking of imported goods.
The Minster stated this while dishing out conditions for the reopening of borders at a committee meeting held on Monday
Maintaining that good imported for the Nigerian market must be escorted directly from the port of member state directly to the border, Onyema warned that ECOWAS countries must respect rules of origin, vowing it Nigeria will no longer tolerate repackaging of imported goods.
It declared any good coming into the country from ECOWAS states must have 30% local inputs.
It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the date for re-opening of Nigerian borders.
Comptroller of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) in charge of enforcement, Victor David Dimka, revealed Wednesday, January 31, 2020 was as the date fixed by the presidency for reopening the borders.