Export License

An export license is your gateway to legally shipping goods internationally. It's one of the crucial permits required for export business in Nigeria. At Kudi Konsult, we're dedicated to smoothing your path into the global market.

Let us guide you in securing your export license, ensuring your venture complies with all legal requirements. Start your export adventure with confidence and the right support from Kudi Konsult.

Ready to get started? Click the 'Chat' button below or call us at 081 0399 3662 (available Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to speak directly with one of our friendly Consultants. Alternatively, you can also reach out to us via email at products@kudikonsult.com for any inquiries or to begin your consultation process.  

FAQs On Export License In Nigeria

The export license, also known as the exporter’s certificate is a license issued by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) for exportation of agricultural commodities and manufactured goods.

Obtaining the exporter’s certificate in Nigeria offers several significant benefits:

– It opens access to various trade support services, including export incentives and capacity-building programs.

– Facilitates networking with other exporters, fostering collaboration, idea exchange, and establishing trade linkages.

– Offers economic advantages such as subsidies, tax concessions, and credit facilities, which help lower costs and enhance competitiveness in international markets.

– Provides financial guarantees, supporting businesses in navigating the export process more securely and confidently.

The first step to obtaining the license to carry on export business is by registering on the Council’s E-registration platform. Then, you are to fill in the details of the company seeking the certificate, upload relevant documents and make payment after which an Exporter’s Certificate is issued online.

The products that require an export license include: agricultural products, cosmetic products, building & electric products, solid minerals, packaging products, plastic & rubber products, herbal products, pharmaceutical products, textiles, garments, apparels, spices and so on.

The registration process takes not more than 72 hours depending on the confirmation of payment by NEPC.

The requirements for an organization to obtain necessary certifications vary based on its type:

For a Limited Liability Company:

  • Certificate of Incorporation from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
  • Certified True Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association.
  • Certified True Copy of Status Report including details of Directors, Secretary, and Shareholders.

For a Cooperative Society:

  • Certificate of Registration from the State Ministry of Commerce, Local Governments, or Federal Capital Territory Area Councils.
  • Bye-Laws of the Society.

For Government or Non-Government Organizations:

  • Certificate of Registration from the Corporate Affairs Commission.
  • Constitution of the Organization.
  • Memorandum for Guidance of Applicant.

The issued certificate is valid for an initial two years, after which it becomes renewable for a period of one year annually.

There are certain products are goods that are on the Export Prohibition list and they include: maize, timber, raw hides and skin, scrap metals, artifacts and antiquities, unprocessed rubber latex, wildlife animals (endangered species) and their products.

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