Product-Type Certification for Exports

This involves activities relating to issuance of Certificates of conformance to applicable standards or contractual documents for products to facilitate export trade. It applies to specific consignments meant for export by the applicant.

Objective

To ensure that locally manufactured products meant for export conforms with the relevant Nigerian industrial standards as well as the quality requirements of the importing countries including packaging.

The procedures for Product-Type certification involve:

  • The company applies formally to SON providing all necessary details of the products, processes, packaging and intending country for export;
  • SON technical officers conduct inspection of the production processes and the consignments, conduct testing of samples of the product and submit report to the Product Certification Directorate;
  • The reports including results of analysis are assessed and recommendations made to the Director General for approval;
  • Upon approval, Certificate of Conformance is issued for the particular consignment.

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