How to export products from Nigeria Free Trade Zones

  • 10/13/2021

Here is everything you need to know about exporting products from Free Trade Zones (FTZ) in Nigeria.

A free trade zone is a defined area that is not subject to any government’s control. In these areas, goods can move freely (land, be manufactured, handled, stored, reconfigured or re-exported) under specific customs regulations.

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) in partnership with the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) is responsible for issuing conformity certificates for all SON regulated products exported from the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in the country.

Free zones can stand as a country of export to any part of the world, including Nigeria. All SONCAP regulated goods exported from the zone are subject to SONCAP certification before they can be shipped out. COTECNA is authorized to issue product certificates and SONCAP certificates along with all other compliance and shipping documents.

To export products from FTZs in Nigeria, you will need the following documents to apply for a Product Certificate:

  1. Manufacturer's ISO 9001 Certificate
  2. Product test report
  3. Manufacturer's quality declaration
  4. Picture of the product
  5. All other available quality documents from the manufacturer
  6. Factory inspection/audit (if applicable)

SONCAP Certificate processing requires the following documents:

  1. Final/Commercial invoice
  2. Packing list
  3. Waybill/Bill of laden
  4. Form M
  5. Product certificate
  6. Request for Certification (RFC)

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about exporting products from a free zone in Nigeria or to get a commitment free quote.

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