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Cassava Inclusion in Nigerian Wheat Flour

05 March 2012
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

NIGERIA - The Government of Nigeria has announced plans to cut wheat imports by introducing a new policy compelling cassava flour inclusion in wheat flour.

Part of their plan is to impose a levy of 15 percent on wheat grain imports, which will increase the effective duty from 5 percent to 20 percent.

The government also plans to introduce fiscal incentives to stimulate increased domestic production and processing of cassava.

This policy direction could greatly reduce US wheat exports to Nigeria.

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March 2012

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