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NEPC urges companies to certify their products before export


NEPC urges companies to certify their products before export

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Kano,Nov. 19, 2019 The Nigerian Export Promotion council (NEPC) has urged Kano based manufacturing companies to certify their products before processing them for export.

NEPC Executive Director, Mr Olusegun Awolowo disclosed this in Kano on Tuesday during awareness training with the theme: Go Global, Go for Certification Initiative to enhance global market access for Nigerian exportable products.

Awolowo, represented by Director, Product Development, Mr William Ezeago said the certification was a framework for quality assurance in production.

“Penetrating international market for processed and value added products, particularly food items requires additional voluntary certification to enable the product access competitive overseas market.

“The global market is highly competitive, therefore exportable food products must strive to acquire additional non mandatory certification to enable them compete favourably in the International Market.

”In an effort to ensure the success of this initiative, the council engaged a reputable certification expert, Topcertifier, based in Bangalore, India to provide certification awareness to our manufactures and producers,” he said.

Awolowo said that the training will enable them embrace fully the basic rudiments of products and process certification through a conformity assessment body, as well as ease global market entry for their products, thereby boosting Nigeria’s non- oil export portfolio.

In his remarks, Mr Vinay Kumar the CEO of Topcertifier said the training will help manufacturers to produce quality goods for the International Market.

One of the participant, Hajiya Aisha Mustapha, expressed appreciation for the training and promised to put what she learned to practice.

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Edited by Saidu Adamu/Ali Baba-Inuwa

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