Starting export business Nigeria is not as daunting as often painted. Most people out there create scenes of unattainable requirements for export business. Consequently, they have discouraged those who would have contributed much to the country’s foreign earnings. The federal government on the other hand is encouraging more exports. However, the truth is the more we export goods the better our economy.
What are the basic export requirements in Nigeria? Have you ever heard of Nigeria Export promotion Council? Articles like this one are intended to demystify export business in Nigeria.
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STARTING EXPORT BUSINESS NIGERIA: REQUIRED LIST OF DOCUMENTS
Much like importation from other countries, the following documents are basics for exports. In addition, the destination country may have more requirements.
- Pro forma invoice
- Commercial invoice
- Packing list
- Product certification or test result
- A completed Form NXP issued by Nigerian Custom Service
- Sales agreement
- Relevant agency certification
- Exporter’s Certificate with Nigerian Export Promotion Council
- Shipping documents like air waybill, bill of lading, telex releases, combined certificate of value and origin (where applicable), etc.
This article is focused on how to process and obtain the Exporter’s Certificate in Nigeria.
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STARTING EXPORT BUSINESS NIGERIA: EXPORTER’S CERTIFICATE
Some people call it export permit. Whatever the nomenclature, it is the first approval for any kind of export. First note the following:
STARTING EXPORT BUSINESS NIGERIA: EXPORTER’S CERTIFICATE FEES & CHARGES
Obtaining an exporters certificate involves some costs. Different charges apply for different situations:
- New certificate registration – NGN13,500
- Expired certificate renewal – NGN7,500
- Similarly, Late certificate renewal – NGN12,500
- Lastly, Lost / mutilated certificate – NGN12,500
STARTING EXPORT BUSINESS NIGERIA: EXPORTER’S CERTIFICATE PAYMENT METHODS
After you filled out all the requested information you have to pay for your registration. There are several payment methods available, including:
- Nigerian local cards
- International credit / debit cards
- Internet banking
- Finally, Commercial bank branch in Nigeria
To begin processing of exporter’s certificate, click here. This will take you to the following page:
Fill in the registration form to create your login to the exporter’s certificate application portal. Furthermore, follow the registration steps to confirm your account, after which you can login and start application.
Enter your company detail as requested above, and click next.
Every export in Nigeria begins with obtaining the Exporter’s Certificate. Above all, registration for certificate is online. Also, processing period for certificate is one work day. Thus, make sure you have all company documents as issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission. Thank you for reading this article and feel free to share the page.