The February 2023 Breakfast Meeting of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce, themed: ‘Export to the U.S. Series, Breaking process Barriers’ was held on the 21st, at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Lagos – Nigeria.
The Event featured presentations from an expert faculty of facilitators who have both theoretical and experiential knowledge as active operators in the export ecosystem.
In a welcome remark delivered by the President, she stated that:
‘The theme of the meeting was timely and relevant for discerning entrepreneurs who seek to position themselves and leverage on the opportunities presented by the disruptions in global supply chain.
The United States has the largest consumer market in the world, with more than 330 million people and a gross domestic product of over $20 trillion.
African and indeed Nigerian businesses across various sectors such as food and beverage, textiles and apparel, equipment and machinery have opportunities to export to the United States’, She concluded.
Our Roll-call of Speakers were:
• Dr. Ezra Yakusak – CEO Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), represented by Bolanle Emmanuel – NEPC Coordinator, Oyo State,
• Oluyinka Soola – CEO/M.D Kapeun Limited,
• Nduka Udeh, CEO – Export & Sell,
• Bala Yesufu – Chief Consultant, Charles Consulting & Management Services.
Key requirements highlighted for Nigerian Exporters at the Meeting were:
• Possession of a valid Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Export License,
• Generation of an order from a U.S. Buyer,
• Ability to comply with the provisions of the rules of origin regarding a particular product,
• Possession of a registered domiciliary account.
We continue to dialogue and seek ways of exploring socio-economic opportunities through businesses and services for the prosperity of the United States and Nigeria.
Looking forward to welcoming you at the next Breakfast Meeting!
Director of Communication, Government Relations/Advocacy & Programmes,
Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce.