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Nigeria, 13 other countries vie for Excellence in Trade Promotion Award

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has been nominated alongside 13 other Trade Promotion Organisations (TPOs) for the 2022 World Trade Organisation (WTPO) Awards for Excellence in Trade Promotion.

NEPC, representing Nigeria is set to clinch the “Best Use of a Partnership” category having been shortlisted along with Apex Brazil, Jamaica Promotion Corporation, Qatar Development Bank-Tender, and Saudi Export Development Authority.

The WTPO Award which is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, in Accra, Ghana is open to all national TPOs.

The award recognises Excellence in providing Trade support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to become competitive in international trade.

In 2018, Nigeria, through NEPC won the award for the “Best initiative to ensure that Trade is Inclusive and Sustainable”.

The NEPC won that category with its Zero to Export initiative which builds the capacity of would-be exporters and SMEs on Export Procedures and Documentation as well as provides practical training on product sourcing and market access. This initiative trained 560 SMEs.

The Executive Director of NEPC, Dr. Ezra Yakusak will represent Nigeria at the Award Ceremony in which Austria, Canada, Malaysia, and Tanzania are competing in the “Best use of Information Technology”.

Reporting by Victoria Chimezie, editing by Daniel Adejo