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Analysis of the Development Impact of Import Bans on the Nigerian Economy

Policy Area
Department for International Development (DFID)
May - June 2004
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This assessment of the implications of import prohibitions in Nigeria included: (1) quantitative analysis of the impact on prices, import, exports, production, employment and tariff revenue; (2) a qualitative assessment of the import prohibition policy, including the political economy of the trade policy decision-making process in Nigeria; and (3) assessment of the consistency of the policy with international agreements to which Nigeria is signatory. The study concluded with recommendations for alternative and supporting policy measures.

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