The Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS) has provided guidelines for exporters of agricultural produce to check rejection in the destination countries.
This was contained in a statement by the head of Media, Communications and Strategy of the agency, Dr. Chigozie Nwodo, in Abuja.
Nwodo explained that Nigerian agro-commodities were rejected abroad because some of the exporters failed to follow the guidelines, saying that some exporters smuggled consignments not meant for export.
He said that agricultural items intended for export might be rejected for some reasons but if followed properly agro-commodities would be accepted all over the world which would definitely boost the economy.
According to him, absence of sanitary and phytosanitary certificate which is normally issued after inspection and certification of the content of the cargo can cause rejection.
He added that wrong labelling is also an obstacle because the information on the label of the cargo must be descriptive of the exact contents of the cargo as they were in the Sanitary and physosanitary certific
News Credit: Independent