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Cablegate: Request to Urge Eu to Suspend Implementation

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

091618Z Dec 05

UNCLAS LAGOS 001866

SIPDIS

USDA/FAS/WESTCOT, USDA/FAS/EAMED,
USDA/APHIS/ACKERMAN, USDOC/ITA/ZACHOS
USTR/MOLNAR, STATE/EB/MSINGER
STATE/EB/JSTRUBLE

E.O. 12958, N/A
TAGS: EAGR NI
SUBJECT: REQUEST TO URGE EU TO SUSPEND IMPLEMENTATION
OF DEBARKING REQUIREMENT FOR WOOD PACKAGING MATERIALS

REF: SECSTATE 210883

AgAttache delivered demarche to Dr. Yemi Obafemi,
Acting Director for International Trade, Federal
Ministry of Commerce. Dr. Obafemi was receptive to
the U.S. position on the EU's proposed requirement
for wood packaging materials. He said Nigeria shares
similar concerns as the United States and other countries on
this measure and he promised to share the U.S. position
paper with his colleagues both in Abuja and Geneva and
provide feedback in the coming days.
Browne

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