Clearance Procedure of imported food, food raw materials, and animal feed in Nigeria CLEARANCE PROCEDURE OF IMPORTED FOOD, FOOD RAW MATERIALS, AND ANIMAL FEED IN NIGERIA  snapshot of the clearance procedure of imported food, food raw materials and animal feed in Nigeria. General These Guidelines are for the interest of the general public and in particular, importers of finished bulk food, food raw materials and animal feed into Nigeria. It is necessary to emphasize that, no Animal Feed shall be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold, distributed or used in Nigeria unless it has been registered in accordance with the provisions of NAFDAC Act CAP N1 (LFN) 2004, other related Legislations and the accompanying Guidelines. It is also necessary to emphasize that no finished bulk food and/or food raw materials should be imported without obtaining Import Permit. Step I Payment The applicant is required to make payment of the prescribed tariff. Step II Documentation for First Endorsement Lex Artifex Law Office provides importers with legal representation and compliance services in Nigeria. The following documents shall be required for the clearance procedure of imported food, food raw materials, and animal feed in Nigeria: Valid NAFDAC Permit Single Goods Declaration (SGD) Form Commercial invoice Pre-Arrival Assessment Report ( PAAR ) Form M Bill of Lading/Airway Bill Packing List Form C-30 Photocopy of payment advice Evidence of current product registration with NAFDAC Original copy of the Certificate of Analysis Original copy of Radiation Analysis Certificate (for meat & meat products, milk & milk products, fish & fish products) Original copy of Phytosanitary Certificate (For products of plant origin) Evidence of Health certificate (Issued and endorsed by the controlling authority in the country of origin) Original copy of CRIA (Clean Report of Inspection and Analysis) for products coming from China. A Letter of undertaking stating that the product(s) will be forfeited if found unsatisfactory. The address of warehouse where the product will be stored. Evidence of payment to the Agency. Letter of introduction with a copy of the identity card of the company representative. Local Purchase Order from holders of Permit/Approval. Step III First Endorsement 4.1.Upon satisfactory vetting of the application and accompanying documents, the Single Declaration Goods Form (SGD) is given the First Endorsement. Step IV Joint Inspection of Consignment 5.1. Joint Inspection of the consignment is carried out by NAFDAC and other relevant Government organizations. Step V Second Endorsement 6.1. The company representative is required to re-present all documents presented for First Endorsement. This should be accompanied with the report of the Joint Inspection and sample of the product (ийн) in line with the Agency’s applicable sampling Guideline for verification. Step VI Release of consignment 7.1. Upon satisfactory verification of the documents and product sample for the purpose of Second Endorsement, the Single Goods Declaration Form is given the Second Endorsement which is the release of the consignment to the importer. Tariff The tariff is as prescribed. IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE The imported products can only be marketed and used after a satisfactory Laboratory evaluation. The timelines for the various processes include; Cost assessment and issuance of Payment Advice is Ten (10) minutes Issuance of the first endorsement is Thirty (30) minutes Physical inspection as determined by the Joint Task Force is Two (2) hours Issuance of the second endorsement is Fifteen (15) minutes Note that the timeline for processing is suspended when there is a compliance directive and resumes when the applicant complies and communicates compliance to the Agency. In case of unsatisfactory laboratory analysis report, the consignment is placed on Hold. This may be for destruction or for further investigation which may include retest by the Agency and/or independent laboratory. Clearance procedure of imported food, food raw materials, and animal feed in Nigeria

Clearance Procedure of imported food, food raw materials, and animal feed in Nigeria

CLEARANCE PROCEDURE OF IMPORTED FOOD, FOOD RAW MATERIALS, AND ANIMAL FEED IN NIGERIA

Lex Artifex LLP, Нигерийн хуулийн фирм, has introduced the F&D Helpdesk to assist individuals and companies involved in the manufacturing, distribution, exportation and importation of regulated food and drugs products in meeting the requirements set by Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC"). This publication is a snapshot of the clearance procedure of imported food, food raw materials and animal feed in Nigeria.
  1. General

    • These Guidelines are for the interest of the general public and in particular, importers of finished bulk food, food raw materials and animal feed into Nigeria.
    • It is necessary to emphasize that, no Animal Feed shall be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold, distributed or used in Nigeria unless it has been registered in accordance with the provisions of NAFDAC Act CAP N1 (LFN) 2004, other related Legislations and the accompanying Guidelines.
    • It is also necessary to emphasize that no finished bulk food and/or food raw materials should be imported without obtaining Import Permit.

Step I

  1. Payment

    • The applicant is required to make payment of the prescribed tariff.

Step II

  1. Documentation for First Endorsement

    • Lex Artifex Law Office provides importers with legal representation and compliance services in Nigeria.
  • The following documents shall be required for the clearance procedure of imported food, food raw materials, and animal feed in Nigeria:
    • Valid NAFDAC Permit
    • Single Goods Declaration (SGD) Form
    • Commercial invoice
    • Pre-Arrival Assessment Report ( PAAR )
    • Form M
    • Bill of Lading/Airway Bill
    • Packing List
    • Form C-30
    • Photocopy of payment advice
    • Evidence of current product registration with NAFDAC
    • Original copy of the Certificate of Analysis
    • Original copy of Radiation Analysis Certificate (for meat & meat products, milk & milk products, fish & fish products)
    • Original copy of Phytosanitary Certificate (For products of plant origin)
    • Evidence of Health certificate (Issued and endorsed by the controlling authority in the country of origin)
    • Original copy of CRIA (Clean Report of Inspection and Analysis) for products coming from China.
    • A Letter of undertaking stating that the product(ийн) will be forfeited if found unsatisfactory.
  • The address of warehouse where the product will be stored.
  • Evidence of payment to the Agency.
  • Letter of introduction with a copy of the identity card of the company representative.
  • Local Purchase Order from holders of Permit/Approval.

Step III

  1. First Endorsement

4.1.Upon satisfactory vetting of the application and accompanying documents, the Single Declaration Goods Form (SGD) is given the First Endorsement.

Step IV

  1. Joint Inspection of Consignment

5.1. Joint Inspection of the consignment is carried out by NAFDAC and other relevant Government organizations.

Step V

  1. Second Endorsement

6.1. The company representative is required to re-present all documents presented for First Endorsement. This should be accompanied with the report of the Joint Inspection and sample of the product (ийн) in line with the Agency’s applicable sampling Guideline for verification.

Step VI

  1. Release of consignment
7.1. Upon satisfactory verification of the documents and product sample for the purpose of Second Endorsement, the Single Goods Declaration Form is given the Second Endorsement which is the release of the consignment to the importer.
  1. Tariff

    • The tariff is as prescribed.
  2. IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE

    • The imported products can only be marketed and used after a satisfactory Laboratory evaluation.
    • The timelines for the various processes include;
      • Cost assessment and issuance of Payment Advice is Ten (10) minutes
      • Issuance of the first endorsement is Thirty (30) minutes
      • Physical inspection as determined by the Joint Task Force is Two (2) hours
      • Issuance of the second endorsement is Fifteen (15) minutes
    • Note that the timeline for processing is suspended when there is a compliance directive and resumes when the applicant complies and communicates compliance to the Agency.
    • In case of unsatisfactory laboratory analysis report, the consignment is placed on Hold. This may be for destruction or for further investigation which may include retest by the Agency and/or independent laboratory.

Clearance procedure of imported food, food raw materials, and animal feed in Nigeria

 

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