NAFDAC suspends implementation of new tariffs on food products, others

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has suspended the implementation of the new tariffs on food, pharmaceutical and allied products. The regulator had commenced implementation of the new standards […]

AB InBev’s Asia business files for Hong Kong IPO valued at US$5b

ASIA – World’s largest brewer, AB InBev has filed for Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO) of its business in Asia Pacific, in a deal which could be worth US$5 billion. According to a Reuters […]

Swiggy’s deal for Uber Eats India delays over regulatory issues

INDIA – Uber’s plans to sell its Indian food delivery business, UberEats to rival Swiggy has been delayed as a result of tax and legal issues as well as other regulatory conditions. An ET Retail […]

Nigeria’s regulator mulls ban on sachets, PET bottles as alcoholic packages

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Nigeria has unveiled plans of banning the use of sachets and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in packaging alcoholic beverages. According to […]

Namibia imposes temporary ban on vegetable imports as local production increases

NAMIBIA – The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has imposed temporary ban on certain vegetable importation following increased supply from the local producers, reports Namibian. According to Lesley Losper, national horticulture manager at NAB, the ban […]

Poultry association calls for interventions as SA chicken imports hit new record

SOUTH AFRICA –  The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has called for more interventions o protect the local poultry industry as chicken imports hit 538 434 tonnes in 2018 putting more pressure on domestic market.  […]

UK government launches consultation on proposed plastic packaging tax

UK – The UK government has launched a consultation process seeking views on the proposed plastic packaging taxes which looks to cement its leadership in a sustainable economy. The government proposed new taxes and tougher […]

Nigeria sees competition and consumer protection bill signed into law

NIGERIA – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has assented to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2019 that seeks to ensure competitive trade in the country and ensure production of quality products reports Guardian. In […]

Nigerian Government mulls banning tomato paste imports

NIGERIA-  The federal government of Nigeria has unveiled plans of imposing a total ban on the importation of tomato paste in a bid to boost local tomato production in the country. Speaking during a visit […]