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WAFM Handbook on Procedures for the Import and Export of Processed Cereals Released

West Africa Food Markets Programme (WAFM) has released a Handbook on Procedures for the Import and Export of Processed Cereals. The Handbook which was prepared under the auspices of WAFM, with a focus on import and export procedures for raw and processed cereals (maize, cassava, sorghum, millet) under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS)  with a focus on especially the four WAFM ECOWAS countries (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Nigeria) but with possible future application to others including (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Togo, Tchad) since the Handbook is in French as well as English. Intended for the use of cross-border trade stakeholders, the handbook sets out (in simplified form) the main provisions of the ETLS to facilitate regional trade;  identify common obstacles raised in the implementation of the provisions of the ETLS and suggest solutions to address these barriers, provides the list and contact information of organizations to be contacted to assist in problem solving.

The WAFM Handbook can be downloaded here.

 

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