Check out the Full List of Agric Products and others that Remain Banned from Being Imported
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed disclosed the reopening of the four borders after the 28th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Council Chamber of State House, Abuja.
The minister said that the remaining ones will be reopened on or before Thursday, December 31 and noted that the ban on importation of rice, poultry, among others remained enforced despite the reopening.
26 items that remain banned from being imported into Nigeria, according to Nigeria Customs Service, these are;
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Rice, Live or dead birds like frozen poultry; Pork and beef, Bird’s eggs, excluding hatching eggs, Refined vegetable oils and fats (includes mayonnaise), Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, Spaghetti/noodles, Cocoa Butter, Powder and Cakes, Fruit juice in retail packs, Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, but excluding energy or health drinks and beer and stout.
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Also included are; Bagged cement, Medicaments such as paracetamol tablets and syrups, Cotrimoxazole, Metronidazole, Chloroquine, etc., Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, excluding organic fertilizer, Soaps and detergents, Mosquito repellant coils, Rethreaded and used tyres but excluding used trucks tyres for rethreading of sized 11.00 x 20, Corrugated paper and paper boards, excluding baby diapers and incontinence pads for adult use and exercise books,
Others are; Telephone recharge cards and vouchers, Carpets and other textile floor coverings, All types of footwear, bags and suitcases, excluding safety shoes used in oil industries, sports shoes, canvas shoes, Hollow glass bottles of a capacity exceeding 150mls of all kinds used for packaging of beverages by breweries and other beverage and drink companies, Used compressors, used air conditioners, used fridges/freezers, Used motor vehicles above fifteen (15) years from the year of manufacture, Ball point pens and parts including refills, Tomato paste or concentrate put up for retail sale, Waste pharmaceuticals