Guidelines for exportation of regulated products(general): Food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices
These Guidelines are for the interest of the General Public, and in particular, food and beverage inductries in Nigeria. It is necessary to emphasize that no Processed Food shall be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold or distributed in Nigeria unless it has been registered in accordance with Provisions Of Decree 19 of 1993 as amended by Food, Drugs and Related Products (Registration) Decree No. 20 of 1999:
NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
AND CONTROL [NAFDAC]
GUIDELINES FOR EXPORT OF FOOD COMMODITIES
(PROCESSED OR SEMI-PROCESSED FOODS).
(1) Applicant shall apply to:
The Director – General
For a Health or Export Certificate
A copy is sent to:
Ports Inspection Directorate
NAFDAC, Yaba - Lagos.
The Zonal Head
NAFDAC – in the appropriate zone
The above application should be submitted three weeks prior to the date of intended exportation.
(2) The applicant shall indicate the following:
i. Name of Exporter/Manufacturing or warehouse site address
ii. Product intended for Export (Quantity/Net weight, Batch Number,
Expiry date and Manufacturing date, Pack Size specified)
iii. Consignee’s Name and Address.
(3) The applicant shall present photocopies of the following:
i. Registration Certificate with Export Promotion Council.
ii. Shipping documents:
(a) NXP forms (Nigeria Export Proceeds form)
(b) Proforma Invoice
iv. Phytosanitary Certificate (from Plant Quarantine)
v. Export Order
vi. Quality specification by the Importing Countries.
vii. Agrochemicals used in growing and storage of commodity.
viii. Packing List
(4) Inspecting and Sampling
On receipt of the application, Inspection is conducted by the Agency at the company’s establishment for sampling of the Food Commodities for Laboratory
The parameters to be accessed in the establishment are as follows:
(i) Location of the premises
(iii) Equipment & Facilities
(iv) Raw materials and their application
(v) Standards put in place such as GMP, GAP, HACCP, GHP etc
(vi) Source of water supply and purification system where applicable
A Health Certificate will be issued by NAFDAC if the report of Inspection and result
of the Laboratory analysis is satisfactory.