CBN introduces ‘Form X’ for SMEs to ease forex documentation

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has introduced the use of FORM X for SMEs that require basic documentation for foreign exchange.

Confirming the development, the apex bank spokesman, Mr Isaac Okorafor, said the innovative measure was intended to ease documentation challenges usually encountered by this category of businesses.

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He further explained that the new form, which must be completed by all SME applicants, required the applicant to fill the form with a supporting application letter as well as beneficiary invoice and bank wire transfer. 

The objective of the new guideline, he added, was to remove obstacles usually encountered by those whose forex needs for either visibles or invisibles were as small as or less than $10,000.

He reiterated the apex bank’s determination to continue to ensure adequate supply of forex for genuine transactions in the coming days.

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