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1.You should start by registering with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), upon registration, an Export Certificate is issued. To register with the council, visit, fill the form that appears on the page and the system shall take you through the next steps;

2.Then open up an account in any bank in Nigeria. Upon opening up an account, you shall be issued with six (6) copies of the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form) by the bank to be filled in respect of each export transaction;

3.After obtaining the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form), complete it all copies and return them back to the bank accompanied with a proforma invoice;

4.When documents are received, the bank after assessing and approving registers and endorses the form, it keeps the original copy and sends the other copies (five) to the Inspection Agents and you (the exporter) remains with a photocopy of the form which you will be using as reference where required;

5.Thereafter you should proceed with making payment for the Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS) Administrative charge to designated bank. The Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS) Administrative charge is always 0.5% and 0.15%

6.You are then required to pay to a designated bank, the Nigerian Export Supervision Scheme (NESS) Administrative charge of 0.5% of FOB value for non-oil exports and 0.15% of FOB value for oil / gas exports;

7.Then obtain a Request for Information (RFI) Form from the Inspection Agent which you are required to fill carefully and accurately. The purpose of this form is to enable the inspection agent get in touch with the you (the exporter), the form enables the agent get a suitable time and place for which inspection may be carried out;

8.After filling the Request for Information (RFI) Form, submit it to the agent with all relevant documents

9.Upon receipt of the documents, the inspection agent opens up a file accordingly and will carry out the inspection. In the due course shall insect the quality and quantity of all exports and their true value of goods to the consignee;

10.When the agent has completed the inspection, it / he / she completes its respective section on the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form), after filling the agent retains one copy and send the remaining four (4) copies to the Nigeria Customs Service;

11.The Inspection Agent after the inspection and upon satisfaction issues eight (8) original copies of a Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI) in respect of such goods. The first copy is issued to the exporter, the send is sent to the bank, the fourth is sent to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), the fifth to the Nigeria Customs Service, the sixth to the Federal Ministry of Finance, the seventh to Central Bank of Nigeria and the last copy is sent to the Nigeria Ports Authority/Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and a certified true copy of each certificate issued to each the above is issued to Nigeria Customs Service (Headquarters), Bureau of Statistics (BOS) and Weights and Measures Department of the Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry;

12.When the inspection agent sends the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form) and the Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI) to the Nigeria Customs Service, the Exporter should also obtain, fill and submit the Single Goods Declaration Form to the Nigeria Customs Service. Then the goods if documents approved can be loaded and transported;

13.The Nigeria Customs Service after shipment of goods and after fills its respective section, keeps one copy of the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form), sends a copy to the Central Bank of Nigeria, sends another copy to the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and gives the last copy to the you (the exporter);

14.Thereafter shipment within ninety (90) days from date of transportation, the export proceeds are enter into an export proceeds Account that you opened up earlier in your respective bank. The is done with proof that the exports were received;

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Required Documents[edit]

1.A proforma invoice

2.A sales contract agreement (if applicable)

3.Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Registration Certificate

4.Relevant certificate of quality

5.Transportation documents like bill of exit, bill of lading airway bill among others

6.Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC)

Plot 424, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria


Telephone No.: +234(0)8099EXPORTS (397678) / +234(0)9 291 0966

Addresses for The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) regional offices may be downloaded from

Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters

Abidjan Street,Wuse, P.M.B. 26,

Zone 3, Abuja FCT, Nigeria

Telephone No.: 09 4621597, 4621598, 4621599

Fax: 09 5234694

Email: /


Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investment

P.M.B. 85, Garki Post Office

Old Federal Secretariat, Area 1, Garki

Block 'C', Abuja

Tel: 09-2341387; 2341721; 2341690




Abidjan Street, Opposite

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

P.M.B. 26, Wuse, Zone 3,


Tel: 09-5234680; 5236387;



4th Floor, Radio House,

Herbert Macaulay Way

(South), Block A, Area 7,

P.M.B. 37, Garki Abuja

Tel: 2343060 Fax: 2343061

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A trader with the intention of selling goods out of Nigeria, who meets all requirements;


1.Supervision Scheme (NESS) Administrative charge for non-oil exports 0.5% of FOB value

2.Supervision Scheme (NESS) Administrative charge for oil / gas exports 0.15% of FOB value


1.As long as the exporter meets requirements;

2.Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form) Six (6) months

Renewal three (3) months

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1.An Traders who wishes to export from Nigeria must register with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC);

2.An exporter must be aware of restricted and prohibited exports;

3.Applicants must be aware that all exports are subject to inspection;

4.All export inspections must done by Inspection Agents authorized to do so by government;

5.An exporter must have a bank account with a commercial bank in Nigeria;

6.An exporter must ensure that his / her export proceeds are credited to the bank a account within ninety (90) days from the date of export;

7.Always endeavor to use an obtained Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form) within six (6) months from date of registration;

8.Renewal of the Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form) is granted upon approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria;

9.A Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form) that expires should be returned to the issuing bank to be cancelled;

10.Exporters must ensure that a notice of export must be given to the Inspection Agent in not less than 10 working days prior to transportation;

11.During inspection, if deemed necessary, Government Agencies may be invited for certification;

12.Further during the inspection section, if any queries arise, the exporter may be called to give explanations / clarification to the inspector;

13.Exporters are argued to avoid variations during processed of loading after inspection;

14.Exporters must be aware that any variations may lead to penalties;

15.exporters must be aware that exports cannot be loaded to transport vessel without obtaining a Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI) from an authorized Inspection Agent;

Required Information[edit]

1 Name and Address of Exporter

2.Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Number

3.Description of the goods to be exported

4.Quantities and measurements of exports

5.Unit cost and total cost of exports

6.Other charges on exports (if any)

7.Means of transportation

8.Country of destination

9.Name and Address of buyer (in import country)

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Need for the Document[edit]

Exporting goods refers to the process of selling goods from one country to another, exporting from Nigeria refers to the process of selling goods from Nigeria to other countries / foreign market. The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) established through the dissemination of the Nigerian Export Promotion Decree is the body responsible for administration of export and incentives in the country and has a general responsibility of handling all matters related to exportation from Nigeria.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • Through exportation locally produced goods are able to find market;
  • Exporters are able to earn increased income from foreign markets;
  • The country earns revenue from export duties;
  • Exportation encourages exploitation of the countrys resources as manufacturers struggle to meet b

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