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The role of NAFDAC in safeguarding public health in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is a Nigerian federal agency under the Federal Ministry of Health established by Decree 15 of 1993 with the purpose of preventing the circulation of illicit and counterfeit products in Nigeria under the country's health and safety law.

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Importing life endangering products in Nigeria

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”.

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The Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP)

A useful Government requirement both exporters and importers should know is the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP), which is a product certification scheme implemented by SON since 2006.

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

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

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Five tips for a smoother Verification of Conformity (VOC) procedure

Quality protection is what drives Verification of Conformity (VOC). The Verification of Conformity service involves checking the conformity of goods according to national standards. A buyer wants to make sure that the products he purchases or that are delivered to him have the same quality he has negotiated and paid for.

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