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Monday, 19 June 2017

Nigeria lifts ban on furniture imports, Kabil sees it an opportunity for Egypt

Nigeria lifted a 2005 ban on furniture imports, creating an export opportunity for Egyptian furniture manufacturers, Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil said, according to Ahram Gate. Kabil says the decision comes following discussions in Geneva between the ministry and Nigerian officials. Kabil says Egypt noted that the ban was in violation with World Trade Organization regulations. He says Egyptian producers should seize the opportunity and increase exports to Nigeria. The Federation of Egyptian Industries’ wood and furniture division is studying setting up a furniture exhibition in Nigeria to take advantage of the ban being lifted, Ahram Gate reports.

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