External sector policy, Nigeria, Budget.


The paper briefly reviews the performance of the external sector in the first half of year 2000 and then goes on to appraise the external sector policy measures in the federal budget for the year under review. The study reveals that the The Presidential directive on government ministries, departments and agencies to-Patronise home-made goods as first choice is commendable. The paper suggests that if monitoring mechanisms are put in place, it will ensure full compliance. Private sector operators, individuals, should be encouraged to take a cue from government departments. The Year 2000 customs tariff measures largely address the concerns of manufacturers in relation to the inadequacies of previous tariff review exercises. Raw material imports generally attracted reduced tariff rates. The paper suggests that outstanding anomalies in the tariff policy should be redressed, and greater dialogue between government and the organized private sector on such matter is desirable.

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The Author is a staff of NCEMA

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CBN Bullion







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