CBN Launches FX Price Verification System Portal

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has announced an introduction of a foreign exchange price verification system designated for importers to access forex.

According to a statement by the apex bank’s Trade and Exchange Department on Thursday, a price verification report from the portal is now mandatory for all form M requests while it takes effect from August 31, 2023.

 Folashodun Shonubi

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),” the statement reads.

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“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 case of infraction would be appropriately sanctioned.

The CBN added, “Please, ensure compliance.”

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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