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Regulations and compliance requirements can pose challenges to companies who are looking to export their new products in Nigeria. Most products entering the Nigerian markets must meet the requirements of the country. The local laws and product regulations are generally put in place to provide assurance that the products and services are safe, of good quality and fit for consumers’ needs.

Ensure that your products successfully meet Nigerian standards by working with a market leader, TÜV SÜD. TÜV SÜD fully understands the local requirements and procedures applicable in Nigeria. You can rely on our expertise and knowledge to help you access Nigerian markets efficiently while at the same time, be assured of our objectivity, integrity and professionalism.

CLICK ON THE RESPECTIVE CATEGORIES BELOW TO GET MARKET ACCESS INFORMATION TO EACH CATEGORY

 

  • Plug Types

    Type D 

    Plug D

    Type G

    Plug G

     

  • Electrical Safety

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) 

    REGULATIONS

    • The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) released a new SONCAP process in January 2013. All exports to Nigeria must comply with a strict set of customs requirements. These requirements are set out by SON who implemented SONCAP (the Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Programme).

    • SONCAP is a pre-shipment verification of conformity to Standards process used to verify that products to be imported into Nigeria are in conformity with the applicable NIS or approved equivalents, and technical regulations before shipment.

    • Upon Under this programme, importers of a wide range of goods must obtain two certificates in order to operate:

    1. Product Certificate (PC)
    2. SONCAP Certificate (SC)

    GUIDELINES

    There are three routes to SONCAP compliance: 

    • Route A – For Unregistered/Unlicensed products, resulting in issue of Product Certificate 1.
    • Route B – For Registered Products, resulting in issue of Product Certificate 2.
    • Route C – For Licensed Products, resulting in issue of Product Certificate 3.

    Once Product Certificate 1, 2 or 3 has been issued then your product will receive its SC, and export into Nigeria can begin.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    • Arts and Crafts 
    • Building and Construction Material 
    • Chemical products 
    • Electrical and Electronic products
    • Furniture (Some furniture items are forbidden, we can advise) 
    • Leather, Plastic and Rubber Products 
    • Mechanical Devices and Gas Appliances 
    • Medical devices 
    • New Motor Vehicles and spare parts including tyres 
    • Paper and stationery items 
    • Protective Safety Equipment   
    • Toys

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with the national requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals.

  • Energy Efficiency

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Energy Commission of Nigeria

    REGULATIONS

    There are currently no environmental requirements in Nigeria.

  • Telecom and Wireless

    REGULATORY AGENCY

    Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

    REGULATIONS

    • The Nigerian Communications Commission is empowered by the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 to establish and enforce standards for all telecommunications equipment in operation in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to ensure that they operate seamlessly and safely within the Nigerian telecommunications environment.
    • All communications equipment that has been type approved must be labelled with a label approved by the Commission.

    GUIDELINES

    • Submitting the documents and test reports. 
    • Evaluation reports and other submitted documents by certification experts. 
    • Issue the Type Approval.

    APPLICABLE PRODUCT CATEGORIES

    All equipment with communication capabilities and that can be connected to a communication network in Nigeria.

    To determine if a particular product is subject to the above regulations, please contact us.

    OUR SERVICES AT A GLANCE

    TÜV SÜD has the experience and capability to support manufacturers in attaining compliance with the national requirements and obtaining the necessary approvals.

 

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD has the expertise and laboratory infrastructure to support manufacturers in obtaining the necessary approvals and compliance in accordance to the Nigeria's standards and requirements. TÜV SÜD test reports are widely accepted and recognised by authorities internationally. Our test reports are also accepted for safety and telecom approval.

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