ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Nov 2010In November 2010, the government of Nigeria announced an alteration to its export prohibitions.
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The government of Nigeria has lifted the ban on the importation of textile materials and items such as toothpicks, furniture and cassava.
An import duty of 20% and a surcharge between 15% and 20% has been levied on the products. The ban on the importation of all forms of textile materials was introduced in 2008.
An import duty of 10% and a levy of 10% has also been levied on Health and Energy drinks.
In addition, the age of vehicles not allowed into the country has been increased from 10 to 15 years.
As of 31 March 2012, the import of cassava flour (i.e., manioc flour) was banned. See measure no. 3457 under Related Measures.