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Cablegate: Nigeria: Trade Agreement Compliance and Monitoring

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UNCLAS ABUJA 002979

SIPDIS


STATE PASS USTR FOR B. HIRSCH AND P. COLEMAN
STATE FOR D. EPSTEIN AT AF/W AND C. AKUETTEH AND R.
FLEITMAN AT EB/TPP
COMMERCE FOR N. MORGAN AT ITA/MAC
AGRICULTURE FOR E. PURDY AND C. BERTSCH AT ITP
LABOR FOR J. PEREZ-LOPEZ AT OIEA
TREASURY FOR M. TURNER


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD EAGR BEXP NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: TRADE AGREEMENT COMPLIANCE AND MONITORING


REF: A. STATE 150307
B. STATE 27693
C. STATE 24938


1. Post held its first quarterly meeting of the Trade
Agreement Compliance and Monitoring Committee on October 24
in Abuja. The Committee is chaired by the DCM, and the
Embassy's Economic Section serves as secretariat. Other
members are USAID's Office of Economic Growth, Energy, and
Infrastructure and three offices from the Consulate General
in Lagos: the Economic Section, Foreign Commercial Service,
and Foreign Agricultural Service.


2. Committee members agreed on the following objective:
"Identify possible GON violations of trade agreements to
which both Nigeria and the United States are party. Report
those violations to Washington-based trade-agencies. Based on
Washington-agency instructions, advocate for GON compliance
with its trade agreements."


3. The next Committee meeting will be held in early January
in Lagos. In the interim, members will track possible GON
violations of trade agreements for reporting to Washington
and eventual inclusion in Post's National Trade Estimate
submission.
JETER

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