The European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS has refuted reports that the EU has banned the import of agricultural products from Nigeria.
It however noted that the import suspension measure, which has been misconstrued, affected only dried beans.
The Head of Trade and Economic Section of the EU delegation to Nigeria, Mr. Filippo Amato, made this clarification in an email on Tuesday, wherein he added that some other agricultural products had occasionally been rejected at the EU borders due to high level of pesticides which is dangerous for human health.
He lamented that the suspension measure adopted in June, 2015 had been wrongly reported and had created confusion and uncertainty for exporters who can continue to export to the EU as long as there is compliance with applicable food requirements.
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