Within the Federal Government, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) officially implemented a new procedure for certifying shipments that concerns Product (PC) and SONCAP Certificates regarding certain goods categorised as “Life Endangering Products”.
The procedure, which came into effect on Thursday 30th March 2017, contains a list of 31 products that you can find below.
According to this new regulation, shipments consisting of items with a specific H.S. Code can only be certified by SONCAP if they have a valid PC issued through either Route A – which is a PC(U) for Unregistered Products- and Route C – i.e. a PC(L) for Licensed Products.
Product Certificate – Unregistered products (Route A)
Each shipment in this route has to be inspected through a witnessing of Full Container Loads (FCLs) stuffing & sealing procedure. Upon compliance, the emitted certificate is valid for 6 months.
Product Certificate – Licensed products (Route C)
This certificate is issued only to Manufacturers and it is valid for 1 year. The inspection of this product category is carried out once every 6 months.
The below list will be periodically updated by SON.
List of life endangering products with the related HS code
Important note: These items cannot be issued under Route B - Registered Products.
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