Market Access

Nigeria Trade Advantages

As a prime commercial center in Northern Nigeria, Kano enables duty-free access to Africa’s largest consumer market with over 200 million people under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

West Africa Market Linkages

Kano holds strategic position on trade routes to landlocked neighbors like Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. Over 65 million potential consumers reachable. Infrastructure projects underway to expand cargo road, rail and air logistics connections.

Global Export Relationships

Nigeria cultivated bilateral partnerships with the European Union, UK and China ensuring preferential access. Nation also belongs to multilateral bodies like African Union, British Commonwealth, World Trade Organization and more.  

US Market Inroads

Nigeria utilizes African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits exporting over $1 billion goods duty-free to the USA annually primarily crude oil. Yet opportunities abound to diversify export offerings from Kano in agro, minerals and textiles.

In summary, Kano State lies at intersection of Nigeria’s hemispheric trade flows to West Africa and key linkages overseas. Strategic location enables access to agreements spanning African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) with USA.