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Nigeria: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report highlights all major certificates and permits that the government of Nigeria (GON) requires for exporting food and agricultural products from the United States to Nigeria. It also complements the FAIRS – Annual Country Report for Nigeria (2024).
On March 14, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) officially noted the lifting of restrictions on sourcing foreign exchange to import dairy products. Previously, only six designated companies could source foreign exchange from the government to import dairy products.
The South African ports have been overwhelmed with challenges in the past few years, causing delays in operations and financial losses. In 2022, the Container Port Performance Index by the World Bank ranked the port of Durban 341 out of 348 ports in the world and the Port of Cape Town was ranked 344.
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Rwanda: Rwanda Passes New Biosafety Law

On February 21, 2024, The Government of Rwanda (GoR) published a new biosafety law providing requirements for the transit and utilization of living modified organisms (LMOs) produced through modern biotechnology techniques. This law enters effect immediately.
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Togo: Togo's ban on poultry imports

The Togolese government has temporarily banned poultry imports due to high quantities of unsold local chicken on the market.
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South Africa: South Africa Announces Chicken Rebates

On January 26, 2024, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) together with the International Trade Administration (ITAC) announced the decision to implement a 25 percent rebate on bone-in cuts and 30 percent rebate on boneless chicken of imported chicken.
In January 2024, Nigeria approved the commercial release of four TELA maize varieties, which have been genetically engineered for improved insect-resistance and drought-tolerance. In addition to South Africa, Nigeria has become the second country in...
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Ghana: Accra hosts USA food pairing event

U.S. wine, poultry, rice, and beef are gaining in popularity as the Ghanaian HRI industry looks to expand their offerings to attract more hi-end business.
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Senegal: Exporter Guide

Senegal will begin oil and gas production in 2024 which is expected to be a major factor in strong economic growth going forward. Increased purchasing power, in combination with population growth, increasing urbanization, and an expanding middle-and-upper class, should provide new opportunities for U.S. suppliers to enter the market.
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Kenya: Exporter Guide

Kenya’s consumer-oriented food imports increased 9 percent to $529 million in 2022. This increase was fueled by a positive economic recovery from COVID-19-related disruptions, a sound macroeconomic environment, and a shift in consumer preferences towards convenience, variety, and international cuisines.
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South Africa: Exporter Guide

South Africa is an important market for agricultural products from the United States. The country is a favorable site for enterprises due to its developing market, which facilitates the effective transportation of both imported and domestically produced agricultural products to major urban centers and the greater Southern Africa region.
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Tanzania: FAIRS Export Certificate Report Annual

This report complements the FAIRS Annual Country Report for Tanzania and provides information on required certificates for exporting food and agricultural products to the Tanzania mainland.