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Yam association asks FG to sign a commercial agreement with the EU



The National Association of Yam Farmers, Processors, and Marketers on Thursday encouraged the Federal Government to consent to exchange arrangements with European Union (EU) to verify obligation free yam fare to Europe.

The relationship related to the Technical Committee on Nigeria Yam Export Program expressed this in a report discharged following a 4-day Learning/Study Tour by Nigeria Yam Stakeholders to Ghana.

The report was marked by Prof. Simon Irtwange, the affiliation’s President and National Coordinator, Nigeria Technical Committee on Yam Export Program.

As indicated by the report, Ghana has consented to appropriate exchange arrangements with EU, which makes it feasible for Ghana’s yam exporters to fare to Europe and United Kingdom obligation free. ”The visit is to empower Nigeria to have a decent learning of norms, structures, and frameworks set up by Ghana that prompted its example of overcoming adversity in yam creation, stockpiling, handling, bundling, and fare. ”This is to improve the advancement and development of the Nigeria yam product sub-segment to guarantee that yam turns into a noteworthy fare ware and contributes significantly to remote acquiring of the administration. ‘

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‘The exchange understandings required for obligation free yam fare to Europe are the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and temporary utilization of the European Union Free Trade Agreement (EFTA). ”Equipped with this exchange understanding, Ghana is sending out Yam obligation allowed to Europe,” it said. The report noted that Nigeria fare to the UK pulled in 9.5 Euros per 100 kg at present. It approached the Federal Government to help yam and esteem included items exporters with fare funds through NEXIM Bank and other subsidizing offices.

The report said that the yam exporters required help with erratic creation of containers/boxes and buy of two virus trucks to help transportation and fare coordination. It said there ought to likewise be pre-send out motivating forces for yam exporters to tie down a distribution center to fill in as National Yam Export Pack House.


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