Export License In Nigeria

Export License

An export license is a document issued by government bodies allowing registered companies to legally ship goods that are otherwise restricted. An export license is a one of the permits needed to carry on export business in Nigeria. Kudi Konsult helps you get started on your export journey by securing an export license.

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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.

There are many benefits of obtaining the exporter’s certificate and they include: it paves way to access certain trade support services such as export incentives, export capacity building programmes, networking exporters for collaboration and exchange ideas and trade linkages. Other benefits include subsidies that lower prices, tax concessions, credit facilities and financial guarantees.

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.

All businesses that intend to export goods need to apply for an export license. They may include limited liability companies, cooperative societies, and government or non-government organizations.

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

The requirements are dependent on the type of organization:

Where the organization is a limited liability company, the documents required are as follows:

  • Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  • Certified True Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Certified True Copy of Status Report – (Particulars of Directors, Secretary and Shareholders of the company)

Where the organization is a co-operative society, the following documents are required:

  • Certificate of Registration issued by State Ministry of Commerce, Local Governments and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils
  • Bye Laws of the Society

Where the organization is either government or non- government, the following documents are required:

  • Certificate of Registration issued by Corporate Affairs Commission
  • Constitution of the Organization
  • Memorandum for Guidance of Applicant

The cost of an export certificate is dependent on whether the application is fresh application or renewal.

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

Yes, there is a need to obtain other permits or licenses from the relevant bodies in charge of the product(s) you intend to export.

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.

Carrying out export without obtaining the proper export license is termed illegal, and will expose one to criminal charges.

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