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Tips for faster imports into Nigeria

We have listed below some useful suggestions to help you speed up shipping procedures when importing into Nigeria.

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Non-existent SON online registration fees

As of the 10th of September 2015 the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) has put in place a new online product registration system. Every shipment intended for import into Nigeria must be approved by SON electronically before customs clearance can begin.

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The difference between the Product Certificate (PC) and the SONCAP Certificate

Under the import requirements of the Federal Government of Nigeria, in order to clear their goods, importers need to have a Product Certificate (PC) and a SONCAP Certificate (SC) for every consignment of regulated products, issued by an International Accreditation Firms, such as Cotecna.

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The Combined Certificate of Value and Origin (CCVO)

To import your goods into Nigeria there are several required final documents that are mandatory to receive authorization for the clearance of your goods.

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Importation of used items in Nigeria

In an attempt to ensure that Nigeria is not made a dumping ground for used items, The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has decided to put in place regulations for all used items entering the country.

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