Niger’s intra-Africa trade and tariff profile for 2020
In 2020, 25% of Niger’s world exports were to the rest of Africa. Apart from South Africa, and Algeria, the main African destination markets are other CEN-SAD and ECOWAS countries. The value of 2020 intra-Africa exports is US$307 million. The main export products are crude petroleum oils, edible, and animal or vegetable fats.
17% of Niger’s world imports were intra-Africa imports. Niger’s intra-Africa imports were mainly from Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Between 2019 and 2020, intra-Africa imports increased by 3%. Mineral fuels, cement, tobacco were amongst the main import products.
Qualifying goods from ECOWAS member states enter into Niger duty-free, while imports from CEN-SAD countries, which are not ECOWAS member states (including Egypt, Morocco, Somalia and Tunisia) and the rest of Africa are levied the MFN applied duty, which is the ECOWAS CET. The ECOWAS CET has five tariff bands – duty-free, 5%, 10%, 20% and 35%.
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