The Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment launched the Nigerian Trade Information Portal, NTIP in Abuja on Monday.
The launch was to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement.
“We are very pleased to recognize the successful cooperation between UNCTAD, GIZ, the EU and the Federal government,” said NAN Minister Niyi Adebayo.
He said a website on import, export and transit procedures would promote transparency and trade facilitation reforms in Nigeria.
Adebayo found that developed country trade information portals help build trust between various stakeholders. A key feature of NTIP is a content management system that allows you to change all texts, colors, images, and logos on the public interface.
You can also use the password-protected administration interface to register and update procedures and corresponding data, organize menus, and configure administrator rights.
Adebayo added that the portal does not require computer skills and can be mastered with a few hours of training.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the European Union and the German Association for Technical Cooperation supported the project.
UNCTAD began setting up trade information portals in her three West African countries (Nigeria, Benin and Mali) in 2016.