How To Register As An Exporter In Nigeria

This webpage will cover some of the information required for you to register as an Exporter in Nigeria and possess an Exporter’s Certificate via the NEPC.

If you want to export goods and commodities from Nigeria, it is necessary that you first register with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). And to complete this registration, you will need to use the e-registration platform that has been provided by the NEPC.

The NEPC also advises that you check your export readiness status via their export readiness online portal.

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is the Federal Government of Nigeria’s apex institution for the promotion, development and diversification of exports. NEPC has over the years worked to achieve its mandate by:
Coordinating and harmonizing export development and promotion activities in the country.
Taking the lead in all national export programs.
Interfacing with international trade agencies on cooperation and capacity building.

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As stated on the NEPC website, the mission of the organisation is to spearhead the diversification of the Nigerian economy by expanding and increasing non-oil exports for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Non-oil export products are very vital in the diversification of the Nigerian economy and for those willing to participate in the exportation of commodities outside the shores of Nigeria, it is essential that they understand the requirements required to register as an exporter in Nigeria.

In order for your organization to be eligible to register as an exporter in Nigeria, documentation must be completed under one of the three business entities listed below.

  1. Limited Liability Company
  2. Co-operative Society
  3. Government and Non-Government Organizations

Guidelines & Procedures To Register As An Exporter In Nigeria

Required Documentation For Limited Liability Company

  • Certificate of Incorporation (issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission)
  • Certified True Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Current Certified True Copy of Form CAC 1.1 – “section C” (Particulars
  • of Directors). This is formerly known as Form C07 or Form CAC 7.

Required Documentation For Co-operative Society

  • Certificate of Registration (issued by State Ministry of Commerce, Local Governments and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils)
  • Bye-Laws of the Society

Required Documentation For Government and Non-Government Organizations

  • Certificate of Registration (issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission)
  • Constitution of the Government Organization and non-Governmental Organization
  • Memorandum for Guidance of Applicant

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Registration Fees & Charges Required To Register As An Exporter In Nigeria

The cost implication involved in obtaining an exporters certificate in Nigeria are listed below. These fees exclude Remita / bank charges.

  • New certificate registration – N13,500
  • Expired certificate renewal – N7,500
  • Late certificate renewal (after Three months of expiry) – N12,500
  • Lost/mutilated certificate – N12,500

Payment Method

There are several payment methods available, including:

  • Credit/ debit cards
  • International credit / debit cards
  • Internet banking
  • Commercial banks in Nigeria

Payment Confirmation

Payment confirmation MUST be made by following these steps:

  • Copy the Order ID from your certificate (see Transactions Log)
  • Input it in the field beside “Get Status”
  • Click on “Get Status” to confirm your payment
  • You will receive a notification of the status of your payment

The validity of Exporters Certificate in Nigeria

NEPC issued certificates are valid for an initial two years (24 months ), after which it becomes renewable every year.

Exporters Certificate Service Timeline

The Nigerian Export certificates will be issued within one working day after confirmation of payment. Please note that your certificate could be delayed by non-confirmation of payment, irregular documentation, or insufficient information.

This information of Nigeria’s Exporters’ e-registration is as seen on the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) official website.

Exhibition Affairs does not conduct any form of government registration. For full details about Nigeria Exporters e-Registration certification, please click here.


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