In a bid to simplify access to forex challenges plaguing importers, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 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 yesterday, said a price verification report from the portal is now mandatory for all Form M requests while it takes effect from August 31, 2023.
“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),” the statement read.
According to the statement, all applications for Forms M should 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,” it said.
While urging all authorised dealers to inform their customers of the development, the CBN also said any case of infraction would be appropriately sanctioned.
“Please, ensure compliance,” the apex bank added.