6 imports from the West banned in parts of Africa and the Caribbean

September 06, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Money Moves

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 06, 2018 at 02:00 pm | Money Moves

Barrels of diesel…Infineum Insight

Diesel

In 2016 as part of the UN Environmental Programme, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire reached an agreement to bar imported diesel from European countries.

The “dirty diesel” is documented as containing extremely high sulfur levels – sometimes hundreds of times higher than what is permitted in Europe.

The five West-African countries also promised to upgrade their refineries, in an effort to increase the sale of local diesel, as reported by The Guardian.

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