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CBN introduces portal for FX price verification

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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 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.”

While urging all authorised dealers to inform their customers of the development, the CBN also said any infraction would be appropriately sanctioned.

“Please ensure compliance,” the apex bank added.

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