Licence required to export from Nigeria

Export Registration process in Nigeria


How to get export licence in Nigeria? How to gather the status of an exporter in Nigeria? What are the procedures for registration as an exporter in Nigeria? What are the certification formalities to export to Nigeria? How to start an export business in Nigeria?



This post explains about export registration procedures to be obtained from Nigeria government authority to export from Nigeria.


If you need to export goods or services, a onetime registration procedure is being completed in most of the countries.  Such export licence may be obtained from concerned government department if required in Nigeria.

The Business or individuals who wish to export from Nigeria is required to register with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

An exporter is required to complete and register Form NXP with an Authorized Dealer i.e., any Bank of his choice, in Nigeria.  The objectives of completing the Form NXP is to ensure that only those goods that meets with the buyer’s expectation are exported and the NCS will duly certify a copy of the form if it so satisfies. The goods are subjected to inspection, conducted by relevant Government agencies according to the items for export.

The payment that due to the exporter wills credited to the account he maintained with Authorized Dealer after the business is completed.

There are two government agencies vested with the power to grant export licenses in Nigeria. They are: The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) which is saddled with the responsibility of issuing out export license for agricultural commodities & manufactured goods and the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development which is responsible for granting licenses for extraction & exportation in Nigeria.

Certain nations require a consular invoice, which is used to control and identify goods.


Licensing procedure to export goods to a country is almost same worldwide.  Detailed information on how to obtain a licence to export to a country is explained in separate post in this website.  Click below to read the same.


Export Licence and registration procedures


The details given here explain about export registration procedures to be obtained from Nigeria government authority to export from Nigeria.



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