As the Federal government intensifies effort at driving effective economic and fiscal policies to boost the country’s solvency, the Italian Trade Agency has restated its commitment to work with Nigeria to further ensure smooth trade relationship between both countries.
The assurances were given during the official opening of the office of the Italian Trade Agency in Lagos, at the presence of the Italian Deputy Ambassador Tarek Chazli, a statement from agency said yesterday. The office, which is located within the complex of the Italian consulate in Lagos, will serve the Agency in its daily operations.
Explaining the reasons for opening, the Agency’s office, Italian Trade Agency Director for West Africa, Mr. Alessandro Gerbino said Nigeria provides a strategic point for engagement between the Agency and other countries across West Africa.
In his remarks, the Trade Analyst at ITA, Johnmark Nzemeke said, “the ICE-Agency promotes Italian made products in foreign countries by supporting Italian companies in the internationalization process. It supports Italian companies through an integrated offer of information, training, promotion and consultancy services to get to know foreign markets, identify new opportunities and consolidate international relations”.
It would be recalled that according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade, Nigeria exports from Italy was US$1.89 Billion during 2018.