IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

NFI

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

SMEs

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 29 Aug 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

State loan

The Federal Industry of Mines and Steel Development, on 29 August 2017, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian-based Bank of Industry. The core scope of this MoU is the establishment of a fund of a financial value of N 5 billion (circa USD138 million). The established fund aims to provide financing to local Nigerian artisanal and small-scale miners in their projects associated to industrial minerals, precious metals, precious stones, dimension stones as well as other metals and minerals that are deemed to be strategic for the Nigerian economy (these other metals and minerals are not specified in the official sources).

Specifically, the mining beneficiary firms of this fund will be able to access loans amounting from N 10 million (circa USD 27 thousand) to N 100 million (circa 278 thousand), at favourable interest rates of 5%, for financing :

  • the purchase of requisite items of plant and machinery,
  • drilling payments,
  • geological and other unspecified services.

According to press sources, small-scale and artisanal mining firms represent 80% of the mining activities in Nigeria.

The GTA includes state guarantees and other financial incentives that are likely to affect the restructuring and performance of firms facing international competition, whether from imports, in export markets, and from foreign subsidiaries.

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

141 Iron ores & concentrates, other than roasted iron pyrites
142 Non-ferrous metal ores & concentrates
152 Gypsum; anhydrite; limestone (flux) & other calcareous stone
153 Sands, pebbles, gravel, natural bitumen & asphalt
163 Precious & semi-precious stones; natural abrasives; other minerals
344 Activated natural mineral products incl. acids, oils and tar
374 Plaster, lime & cement
375 Articles of concrete, cement & plaster
376 Monumental or building stone & articles
411 Basic iron & steel
412 Products of iron or steel
413 Basic precious metals & metals clad with precious metals
414 Copper, nickel, aluminium, alumina, lead, zinc & tin, unwrought

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