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CBN launches new FX price verification system portal for importers

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has introduced a foreign exchange price verification system designed for importers to have access to forex.

The apex bank in a statement from its Trade and Exchange Department on Thursday night, said a price verification report from the portal is now mandatory for all Form M requests while it takes effect from August 31, 2023.

The statement read, “Following the successful conduct of the pilot run and various trainings held with all the banks, the Central Bank of Nigeria hereby announces the go-live of the Price Verification System (PVS).”

“All applications for Forms M shall be accompanied by a valid price verification report generated from the price verification portal.

“For the avoidance of doubt, by this circular, the price verification report has become a mandatory trade document precedent to the completion of a Form M.”

The Apex Bank also said that all approved dealers to let their customers know about this change. They also mentioned that if anyone breaks the rules, they will face the right punishment.

“Please ensure compliance,” the apex bank added.

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