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Text of unattributed report entitled "China's trade offensive hurts local industry" by Nigerian newspaper Daily Trust website on 10 March
Chinas' face has suddenly become so ubiquitous in Nigeria's major commercial cities with sub-standard textiles, machinery and auto-parts being the most prominent of the Chinese products being dumped in Africa's biggest market under a relationship that is heavily-tilted in favour of the Asian economic superpower.
The trade offensive by the Chinese finds an easy market in Africa's most populous nation, no thanks to weak border control systems that allow smuggling to thrive as well as the country's serial failure to enforce its own import and foreign trade regulations. The proliferation of Chinese goods in Nigerian markets also makes nonsense of recent government policy that banned importation of …