The Japanese Government has pledged to assist Nigeria in its fight against substandard and counterfeit products in the country.
The Trade Commissioner, Japan External Trade Organization Taku Miyazaki, made this pledge while speaking on Thursday in Lagos.
Miyazaki said consumers and investors needed to be protected from the negative impact of counterfeiting which had destroyed the economy, business investments and international trade relationships.
According to him, his government will collaborate with relevant government agencies in Nigeria to boost capacity of personnel through various workshops to detect fake and substandard products and protect intellectual property.
Miyazaki said unfair trade practice was one of the greatest concerns of investors in Nigeria.
He said bringing the training to Nigeria would assist the Federal Government to actualize the objectives its Economic and Recovery Growth Plan, plug revenue leakages and build a virile economy.