The European Union (EU) has begun collaboration with Nigerian authorities to improve the quality of some exports from the country, which had been banned in Europe due to the products’ deficiency in meeting European specifications.
The banned export items included beans and some fish products.
“We are working with the Nigerian authorities in trying to improve the quality of exports that are concerned, i.e. beans and some fish products.
“But we of course, need to protect our consumers in the European market and we have our standards. Unfortunately for some Nigerian exporters, these standards have to be met. So, that means that they have to upgrade the quality of the Nigerian products.
“There are some investments to be made and I hope that this will lead to better access to the European market in the next months or years,” said The Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation to Nigeria & ECOWAS, Kurt Cornelis, who made the disclosure in Abuja this week.