Nigeria opens market for US pork

The United States can now export sausage and related products to Nigeria, which announced this week that it is partially opening its market to US pork. The National Pork Producers Council welcomed the West African nation’s move.

NPPC President Jen Sorenson says, “Nigeria has the largest GDP of any African country, with a population of just over 211 million, we are delighted to be the first US protein to gain access to the Nigerian market.”

Sorenson thanked the Ministry of Agriculture and the Federal Republic of Nigeria for their efforts to reach an agreement.

While other US pork products, along with beef and poultry, remain banned from exporting to Nigeria, NPPC is optimistic that partially opening up the country will result in greater access for the US pork industry.

The US pork industry exported more than $7.5 billion worth of products to more than 100 countries in 2021 through November.

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