Product registration process with the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON)

  • 2/20/2017

Items imported into Nigeria for commercial purposes require SON Product Registration. This process can be seamlessly carried out online as explained below.

What is Product Registration: Product Registration is a procedure that allows SON to make an inventory of all products imported into the country for sale. This is based on a Federal Government’s directive and has already been in place for a long time. It used to be done manually but, since the 20th of February, 2013, it has been converted to an e-Product Registration.

Why is Product Registration required: The importance of Product Registration is to guarantee transparency and traceability during the import process.

How to register products online:

  • Visit
  • On the home page, click “e-Product Registration”, then “Continue”
  • For a new company registration, click “New Account”, enter the RC/Business number (i.e. RC1234) and a valid email address
  • Click "Sign Up". A six (6) digit password will be sent to your email
  • Go back to the Sign In page and enter the RC Number, email address and six (6) digits password
  • The next page requires you to fill in the company details. After doing it, click “Continue”.
  • A payment advice will be issued. You may print it and take it to ANY bank where an RRR code will be generated to make the payment
  • After making the payment, go back to and click on the e-Product Registration Payment Details, then follow the input and fill in the required fields

Key benefits:

  • Product traceability in the Nigerian market
  • Detection of counterfeit products
  • Barriers to the circulation of substandard goods
  • The official SON Product Registration Logo and number are displayed on registered products

Penalties for not registering your products include:

  • Seizure of goods by the Inspectorate and Compliance Directorate
  • Payment of a fine
  • Prosecution

Note: The above explained process for import items can only be completed in Nigeria by the importer and does not in any way replace the Product and SONCAP certificate procedures.

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