Nigeria, China poise to tackle influx of substanrd products into Nigeria – Chamber

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The China Chamber of Commerce Nigeria (CCCN) on Monday said that China and Nigeria had put in place measures to address importation of substandard products to Nigeria.

The President of CCCN, Mr Ye Shuijin, said this while talking with newsmen in Abuja.

He, however, said that most of the imported fake products in Nigeria were not made in China.

He said that the chamber and Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) had some agreements to check influx of substandards products into Nigeria.

“Most of the substandards products that came to Nigeria were not from China because Chinese Government has well structured standards in place for its products.

“Products from China are of high quality, nonetheless, Chinese government is already cooperating with the Nigerian government to promote importation of quality products to Nigeria,” he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that imported substandard products are common among iron rods, electronics, electrical consumables and fittings, among others.

SON raised an alarm in 2016 that 40 per cent of electrical and electronic appliances imported into Nigeria “are substandard and have caused disasters with destruction to lives and property.”

It is also observed that all manners of uncertified food items are being dumped in the country.

The CCCG boss stressed the need to guide importers to do the right things by not to importing substandards products to Nigeria.

Shuijin urged the importers and consumers to be vigilant and reject observed substandard products for the development of the economy.

The CCCG president said that the chamber and the Chinese government always encouraged investors from China to invest in the manufacturing sector to help in the development of Nigerian economy.

He said that Nigeria because of its huge population had the market, which he said, was an added advantage to attract investors into the country.

Shuijin gave assurances that more Chinese investors would be willing to invest in Nigeria. (NAN)