Nigeria & Cameroon sign MoU to remove trade barriers
Tribune.com.ng - Jun 13th 2014, 09:16
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and the Standards and Quality Agency of Cameroon ( ANOR) are set to remove trade barriers, between Nigeria and Cameroon, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at promoting standards.
Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, the Director-General of SON, Dr Joseph Benjamin Odumodu, disclosed that the signing of the MoU was to foster a closer working relationship that would bring the two countries together.
He said removing all technical barriers to trade would help the economies of the countries to relate better and thus improve trade volumes.
“Today is indeed marking a turning point for our business men who seek and desire removal of hindrances to free flow of goods and services,” he stated further.
Beyond signing the MoU, the SON DG said a faithful implementation of all aspects contained therein was expected to benefit the countries fostering regional integration.
As the president of ARSO, Dr Odumodu, said his focus during his tenure was to ensure the integration of African regional economies through the common language of standardisation.
Dr Odumodu said he was happy that the visit and the ceremony were taking place in the month of June, just two weeks before the ARSO General Assembly meeting in Kigali.
In his own speech, Director General of ANOR, Charles Boolo, stated that the importance of standardisation in African countries could not be over emphasised, stressing that the cooperation between Nigeria and Cameroon was very important for the fostering of standards and development of the economies of both countries.
Boolo assured his Nigerian counterpart that the M0U would be implemented to the letter to ensure the attainment of the objectives for which they signed. From © Copyright 2004-2013 African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc. All Rights Reserved.
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