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Routes to Export: How To Get a Certificate Of Conformity

Occasional Exporter

For Occasional Exporters shipments of regulated products are required to undergo the following evaluation process in order to obtain a CoC.

Product Certificate 1 (PC 1) is a one-time Registration issued under Route A, which is valid for six months.

  • Product Certificate to be obtained from the responsible Intertek Offices.
  • Products shall comply with the Nigerian Essential Requirements, Technical Regulations and approved Standards.
  • An assessment shall be made to ensure that products meet the required level of compliance before PC1 is issued.
  • A SONCAP Certificate is required for such shipments which will be issued on the basis of the valid PC1 and successful physical inspection of the shipment.

Frequent Exporters

Product Certificate 2(PC 2) is a Registration issued to an Applicant under Route B upon successful verification and evaluation of full type test reports and evidence of Manufacturer’s certified Quality Management System. This Registration can be used for multiple shipments for a period of one year from its date of issue.

  • PC2 to be obtained from the responsible Intertek Offices.
  • Products shall comply with the Nigerian Essential Requirements, Technical Regulations and approved Standards.
  • Assessment of the Manufacturer’s Quality System
  • An assessment shall be made to ensure that products meet the required level of compliance before PC2 is issued.
  • A SONCAP Certificate is required for such shipments which will be issued on the basis of the valid PC2 and successful selective inspections of shipments.

For High volume Exporters

Product Certificate 3 – (PC3) is a Licence issued to an Applicant under Route C upon successful verification and evaluation of full type test reports and factory audit reports. This Licence can be used for multiple shipments for a period one year from its date of issue.

  • PC3 to be obtained from the responsible Intertek Offices.
  • Products shall comply with the Nigerian Essential Requirements, Technical Regulations and approved Standards.
  • Audit of the Manufacturing unit
  • Periodic factory surveillance of all licensed product manufacturing sites to ensure compliance to standard(s).
  • An assessment shall be made to ensure that products meet the required level of compliance before PC3 is issued.
  • A SONCAP Certificate is required for such shipments which will be issued on the basis of the valid PC3 and successful selective inspections of shipments.

Our Exporter Guidelines fully explains the process and be found in our Resource Centre.

Nigeria Business Export Guide
Resource Centre