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1 Intertek International Limited Trading with Nigeria How to comply with export requirements

2 Intertek International Limited What is the SONCAP Programme? Verification of product compliance Ensure that regulated products conform to the Nigerian or other approved international/ national standards Two mandatory processes to achieve compliance: - Product Certification - SONCAP Certification

3 Intertek International Limited Key Programme Benefits Prevent dangerous or unacceptable goods from entering the country Increase the level of compliance with Nigerian approved standards Major benefits in terms of consumer and environmental protection

4 Intertek International Limited Safety Non-Compliance Some examples of safety related hazards in products include: Food processors with inadequate protection from rotating blades Irons, food processors and light fittings not grounded – electric shock hazard Accessible live parts in air conditioning systems Hair dryers smoking due to excessive heat

5 Intertek International Limited The Regulated Product CategoriesCategoryTitle No of Product Categories IToys6 IIElectrical and Electronics107 IIIAutomotive13 IVChemical and Hygiene Products17 VConstruction Material, Tools and Others36 VIIPaper & Stationery7 VIIIProtective Safety Equipment5 IXTextile, Leather, Plastic & Rubber Products17 XFurniture (Wood & Metal Articles)9 XIArts and Crafts4

6 Intertek International Limited SONCAP Organisation Chart

7 Intertek International Limited What are the routes to Product Certification? There are 2 separate routes to Product Certification The exporter can select route one if a substantiated declaration (in the form of valid test documentation) can be submitted to the SONCAP Country Office (SONCO) or If a suitable test report cannot be supplied to the SONCO, the exporter can arrange for testing of the product at a SON approved laboratory

8 Intertek International Limited Routes to Verification

9 Intertek International Limited SONCAP Product Certification Process

10 Intertek International Limited What certificate is issued? A Product Certificate will be issued to the exporter following successful product review process The products entered in the product certificate are valid for a maximum period of up to 3 years from the date of issue of the product certificate

11 Intertek International Limited SONCAP Certification Process

12 Intertek International Limited What are the requirements of SONCAP The SONCAP Certificate will be issued on the basis of the final invoice, valid PC and the Request for SONCAP Certification (RFSC) form along with pictures of the regulated products contained in the shipment

13 Intertek International Limited How much does it cost? The product certificate fee is based on a pro-rata structure dependant upon product validity Detailed information on this can be obtained by contacting the nearest SONCAP Country Office

14 Intertek International Limited How much does it cost? SONCAP Certification fees are as follows: - New SONCAP Certificates = USD 300 per certificate issued - Amendments to certificates = USD 100 per certificate - Duplicates of issued certificates = USD 100 per certificate

15 Intertek International Limited For Further Information/Support Or find details of your local expert at Alternatively contact us: Intertek Government Services Academy Place 1-9 Brook Street Brentwood Essex CM14 5NQ Tel:


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