The Director-General, World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has disclosed that the European Union (EU) has written a letter to the World Trade Organization to complain about the milk and dairy products restriction policy of Nigeria.

Okonjo-Iweala made this disclosure on Tuesday in Abuja during her visit to the Central Bank of Nigeria.

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In July 2019, CBN included milk and dairy products on its list of items not eligible for foreign exchange. This led to a restriction in the importation of milk into Nigeria, as the commodity was now grouped among agro-products such as tomatoes, rice and others.

Okonjo-Iweala told the CBN that the WTO would look into the complaint presented to it by the EU. However, she encouraged Nigeria to take advantage of global trade opportunities being a member of the WTO.