The Jos-based NASCO Group of Companies in Nigeria has reportedly secured an approval to export 19 products under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS).
This is according to its marketing consultant, Haroun Audu who revealed in Jos that the ECOWAS’ approval was a major breakthrough in Nigeria’s search for a favourable balance of trade.
According to Audu, the firm applied for 19 products and all of them met the standards for which NASCO has collected “open-ended certificates from ETLS” to export. He said the certification, which was NASCO’s first-ever ETLS certificate, had no expiry date.
Audu, who stated that most of the products were household items, listed some of them to include cornflakes, frostyz, strawberry, shortcake biscuits, crackers and brytex detergent amongst others which included Plus lemon dish washing soap and beauty ocean hand wash.
He stressed that the approval would enable NASCO to freely export the products to West African countries without any hindrance.
Its also expected to boost the production capacity of the company as well shore up Nigeria’s balance of trade.