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SON guidelines for the importation of e-cigarettes in Nigeria

The following guidelines, as informed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), are relevant for the importation of e-cigarettes into Nigeria.

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Importation of LPG cylinders into Nigeria

The LPG Cylinder is regarded by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) as a high risk item of import due to its use in gas storage for domestic cooking and several other purposes. For this reason, SON has taken measures to ensure that the item passes through repeated scrutiny before being imported into Nigeria.

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The Harmonized System (HS) Codes

The “Harmonized System (HS)” was created and is administered by the Brussels-based World Customs Organization (WCO). It consists of numerical codes that allow the systematic definition and classification of all goods in international trade, within the tariffs of signatory countries.

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The 10 benefits of Verification of Conformity (VOC) programmes

Verification of Conformity (VoC) Programs are systems imposed by governments to ensure that imported products meet the required quality and safety standards of the importing country.

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Goods banned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from the foreign exchange market

In order to encourage the local production of specific items and in a continuing effort to sustain the stability of the foreign exchange market, as well as ensure the efficient utilization of foreign exchange, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has excluded importers of some goods and services from accessing foreign exchange in the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market.

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