Recognizing the need to make export services easily accessible to companies of all sizes, Africa Export fair was established to serve as the continents one-stop resource for export assistance. The Fair offers a full range of targeted, customized services to African businesses at any stage in the export process. Whether you are a small business just thinking about exporting or an experienced exporter, the Africa Eport fair stands ready to help with services suited to your needs that may include:
The Africa Export Center provides direct assistance to exporters and companies to support their international business development efforts. This is accomplished through counseling and technical assistance customized to the client's needs. Some of the areas addressed through the Export Center's one-on-one counseling and technical assistance services include:
Export planning and preparation
Assessment of export readiness
Export strategy and international business plan development
Assessment and selection of target export markets international sales, marketing and distribution channel development/management
Identification and qualification of overseas customers and partners International payment and financing
Export Regulatory Compliance
Export logistics, including shipping, documentation, terms, controls, etc.
Working with export service providers, such as international banks, law firms, freight forwarders, etc.
FORM Prior to your first counseling session, please complete our Request for Counseling form. All clients are required to sign the Request for Counseling prior to receiving services. Please note that we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Please call our office at 22/24 Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos to make an appointment with a business advisor.
International Business Development Assistance The Africa Export Center provides customized assistance to help clients expand their business overseas. Some of the Export Center's counseling, technical assistance and market research activities help clients in this area.
In addition, through the Export Center's partnership with other state and federal government agencies, companies can take advantage of specific programs to market their products and services internationally.
Below are examples of international business development assistance available to Export Center clients:
International business plan development
Assessment and selection of target export markets
Guidance on international sales, marketing and distribution channel development/management
Identification and qualification of overseas customers and partners
verseas trade show identification and facilitation
Participation in overseas trade shows and missions
Linkages with state and federal overseas offices for in-country support
Export Regulatory Compliance
The federal government imposes a variety of restrictions on Nigeria export activity. These regulations are carried out by a number of agencies, creating a complex environment for exporters to navigate. The Africa Export Center offers a full range of assistance to help exporters comply with export regulations. We help businesses to determine which regulations affect their export activities, and we provide technical assistance throughout the entire compliance process. This includes guidance in restricted party screening, jurisdiction determination, sanctions compliance, export control classification, determination of export licensing obligations, and more. We also help exporters to develop export compliance programs to ensure that their export operations are compliant with international requirements.
Export Training Programs
The Africa Export Center organizes several seminars throughout the year under the Partners for Trade program. The initiative is a regional collaborative between the Africa Export Center, chambers of commerce, trade associations, economic development agencies and the private sector working together to plan and present frequent seminars on international trade. The Export Trainning program plans to enabled thousands of Enterprenuers to learn what they need to know to succeed in global markets.
The programs offer export oriented nterprenuers an overview of essential issues such as international marketing, legal issues, export logistics, international distribution and many other elements crucial to a successful exporter's international business strategy. In addition, many Partners of the export programs address country-specific and industry-specific export issues.
Much of the training for the Export Trade program is provided by international trade experts from the private sector. These experts include international business lawyers, export consultants, freight forwarders, international bankers and international business executives from area companies. ..