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WTO dispute settlement body meets over S/Korea complain against US anti-dumping duties

by on March 19, 2021 0
By Oludare Mayowa The World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement body will meet later this Friday over complaints against the United States anti-dumping and countervailing duties on certain products and use of facts available. According to a notice of the meeting signed by the trade watchdog new director-general, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the dispute settlement body... Read More

WTO expresses worries over Nigeria’s foreign exchange management

by on March 15, 2021 0
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Monday that the global trade watchdog was concerned about Nigeria’s foreign exchange management and how it had been used to support manufacturing, exports and imports. Okonjo-Iweala said some WTO members had brought complaints and that Nigeria needed to explain its foreign... Read More

President Buhari commends Okonjo-Iweala, says she earned her new position at WTO

by on March 15, 2021 0
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday described the ascension of Nigeria’s former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to the position of the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well deserved. President Buhari who spoke while receiving the former managing director of the World Bank said despite the robust support Nigeria gave to her candidacy,... Read More

‘Grandmother’ headline: WTO chief Okonjo-Iweala says Swiss newspaper apology is ‘important & timely’

by on March 1, 2021 0
The New Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has described as “important & timely” the apology by a Swiss newspaper over an offensive headline on the appointment of Nigeria’s former finance minister as the global trade watchdog chief. The Swiss regional daily Aargauer Zeitung caused outrage by headlining that “this grandmother will... Read More

WTO new Director-General, Okonjo-Iweala resumes, says ‘I feel ready to go’

by on March 1, 2021 0
The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) first female and first African director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala began work on Monday, ending a six-month leadership void at the global trade watchdog. After a long campaign that was derailed in the late stages by ex-American President Donald Trump’s administration veto, the 66-year-old Nigerian was finally confirmed as boss last... Read More

Nigeria records $1.27 bln trade deficit in Oct ~CBN

by on January 20, 2021 0
By Samuel Bankole Nigeria’s trade deficit has continued to widen as the country’s import bills are higher than its exports by $1.27 billion in the month of October 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. While Nigeria earned a total of $2.14 billion from the export of goods and services in the... Read More