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The Incoterms, meaning International Commercial Terms, are a set of international rules produced by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). They are mainly used in International commercial transactions or procurement processes, where buyers and sellers agree to their use.

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Step by step guide for importing into Nigeria

The import process in Nigeria involves a number of steps. Before any importation is carried out, the following list must be completed by the importer.

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Step by step guide for SON certificate activation

After a Product Certificate (PC) and a SONCAP Certificate (SC) are issued and successfully sent to SON from our platform, the Importer will need to activate the certificates on the web portal of the Federal Government of Nigeria Single Window for Trade, so as to be detected on the Customs platform.

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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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