It is not required for all, however shipments can be held by local authority in United Arab Emirates after screening due to lack of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) or NON DG (Dangerous Goods) declaration letter from the shipper resulting to misconnections and impacting end-to-end service.
It would be advisable for all shipments originating, transiting and terminating for UAE to have MSDS or NON DG declaration from shipper enclosed in the shipment and copies to be uploaded in IDIS.
The SONCAP is designed to ensure that regulated products comply with the approved Nigerian Industrial Standards (NIS) prior to shipment. The enforcement of stipulated standards is aimed at protecting the Nigerian consumers from unsafe or sub-standard products.
To obtain a SONCAP Certificate, the exporter sends a request for Product Certification to a SON Country or Territory Office (SCO) in the exporting country or territory. Alternatively, the exporter forwards a test report from an accredited third party laboratory to SCO for their consideration. After a successful review, a Product Certificate shall be issued and the exporter advised accordingly. The certificate which has three (3) years validity shall be required for registration of Form "M" and clearance of the imported regulated products by the importer. If it is not possible to deal with SONCAP requirements in the origin country or territory, it is possible for SON [Standard Organization of Nigeria] formalities to be completed at destination (Nigeria) when goods arrive. An minimum charge of approxiamately 36.23 USD [equivalent in local currency] may be paid for the completion of the formalities.
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To obtain a SONCAP Certificate form and instructions, please access the following website:http://www.soncap.com/downloads.html
UPS Nigeria is licensed to import any documents or shipments of any nature provided they arrive by courier and not by air freight. This license does not place any limit on value, so normal restrictions apply.
Shipments above 50kgs will be regarded as cargo and freight on such shipments will be calculated as in cargo shipments. Manifest must be provided daily before Customs examination.
Please note that not only the value(s) of the commodity/commodities have to be considered when calculating duty and tax, but also the freight charge and other fees.
There are special stipulations on the following commodities when shipping to Nigeria. If you plan to ship one of the commodities listed below, be sure to adhere to the following stipulations in order to avoid delays and holds at customs.
Medicine can be imported by private individuals upon submission of a prescription from a doctor.
Duty applies to all shipments; a gift exemption is not available in Nigeria.
Hardcopy invoices must accompany all non-document shipments into Nigeria irrespective of the value of the shipment or risk being seized by Customs. Freight cost must reflect on all invoices.
Shipments of documents do not require an invoice.
The consignees email address (preferred information) or telephone/mobile number should appear on the invoice, otherwise clearance delays might occur.
The destination country or territory considers the following items document shipments. If criteria are listed, the shipment must meet those criteria to be considered a document shipment.
In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Nigeria.
End User Certificate to Import
Kenya airways(KQ) has restricted this movement on courier mode and packages should only be moved on airfreight mode(SCS) direct to destination.
It will also not be able to RTS such packages as Kenya Airways is used for all exports too.
Please note: This applies to transit volumes, not Kenya import but also from Cologne, Dubai and Johannesburg hubs.
Only baby feeding bottles and flushing cisterns and waterless toilets are excluded from this prohibition.
Saturday Delivery Available: Yes
Not available in all areas. Always check the international time in transit system for details of service availability within a country or territory.
Delivery is available on a Saturday by special arrangement - contact Lagos.
Always check Calculate Time and Cost for details of service availability and guarantee information within a country or territory. All Service Levels may not be available to or from every address within a country or territory.
Convert metric quantity for weight, length, and area.