The European Union has reported Nigeria to the World Trade Organisation (WTO); the complaint was about Nigeria’s policy on dairy.
Director General of the WTO, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala revealed this in Abuja on Tuesday when she visited the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
The WTO boss said she has received a letter from the European Union complaining about Nigeria’s restrictions on milk and diary products.
She said the WTO will look into the complaint but urged Nigerian to take advantage of the trade remedy initiative in place at the WTO to protect local industries.
While speaking, CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, said the process to bring milk and dairy producers has been on for six years with the milk and diary producers treating the matter with levity.
According to him, one of the producers has been in Nigeria for over 60 years and has not deemed it necessary to engage in backward integration rather but is comfortable importing products.