Frequently Asked Questions
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Importer intending to import into Nigeria shall process Form ‘M’ through any Authorized dealer bank in Nigeria irrespective of the value and whether or not payment is involved.
Form M is mandatory for importation
The SONCAP is a product conformity scheme whose objective is to help ensure that products exported to Nigeria meet minimum safety requirements. This will help ensure that Nigerian consumers are not exposed to potentially unsafe and sub-standard goods
Every importer is expected to provide a product certificate, after which a SONCAP Certificate will be processed from SON.
Nafdac regulates and controls quality standards for Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Chemicals, Detergents and packaged water imported or manufactured locally.
They are responsible for enforcing all environmental laws, policies, guidelines, standards and regulations in Nigeria
Importers are required to present NESREA certificate for the importation of all used items into Nigeria, This can be obtained at NEREA office
7% Surcharge = 7% of Base Duty
0.5% TLS ( Ecowas Levy ) = 0.5% of CIF Value
1% CISS ( Inspection Fee ) = 1.0% of FOB Price
5% VAT = 5% of ( CIF + Duty + Surcharge + TLS + CISS )
C = Cost (FOB Value)
I = Insurance
F = Freight
Mawb & or original Bill of Lading – stamped & endorsed.
- Copy of the bank authorised Form M
- Copy of PAAR
- Proforma/Final Invoice
- C-16 ( Combined Certificate of Value & Origin )
- Packing List
- Nafdac Permit for hazardous goods
- Soncap Cetificates where required
- Insurance Certificate
- Fumigation Certificate ( if wooden crates / pallets used for shipping goods )