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Nigeria - Obtain a Permit to Import Restricited Chemical

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Procedure[edit]

Stage one
  • Documentation:

The Applicant wising to import restricted Chemical into Nigeria should write an Application letter on the letter head of the company which has a telephone number,GSM Number,and e-mail account.

The Letter should be addressed to the director of Narcotics and controlled substance director and another letter to (NAFDAC)National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Oshodi Lagos Nigeria.

On the Application indicate the list of chemicals,the quantity required in standard/metric units and the intended use of the chemical in both Hard copy and soft copy Excel format. After the Application letter purchase and duly fill the application form and this should be signed by the Managing Director of the Organization or Technical officer.

  • Then attach the following documents before submission,
  • A copy of certificate incorporation (original for sighting)
  • A Certified true Copy for memorandum and articles of association
  • One Certified true Copy of particulars of the directors, Form CO7 (original for sighting)
  • Copy of Current Tax Clearance (original for sighting)
  • Permit from Federal Ministry of solid minerals
  • A letter of Authority from power holding corporation of Nigeria
  • Proforma invoice for permit to import restricted chemicals.
  • Evidence of NAFDAC listing certificate of Marketers of the chemical.
  • Certificate of Manufacturing issued by relevant regulatory Authority.
Stage two
  • Import Permit:

If the documents complied with the NCS and NAFDAC requirements, permit to import samples of products is issued to the applicant. The applicant is required to import specified samples to be used for vetting and Lab analysis.

Stage three
  • Labeling on the chemical:

The labeling on the chemical must be in accordance with the global harmonizing system of classification and labeling chemical.

The labeling should include the name of the product
Name and address of the manufacturer/importer
Batch Number
Production and expiry date
Storage condition
Net weight/Volume.
Stage Four
  • Inspection:

Once the products are labelled the the inspection exercise is conducted to ensure that the storage facility are in conformity with the standard measures and practice. The Routine inspection is done by NAFDAC to ascertain compliance

Stage Five

At this stage, if the product have gone through the various stages and the NAFDAC and NCS are satisfied with the documentation then the permit is issued first on yearly basis and later on renew more years can be extended.The applicant must note that the issuance of the permit to import restricted chemicals does not authorize the importer to clear the consignment with out fist obtaining the clearing permit from the import control Division in Nigeria.



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Required Documents[edit]

A copy of certificate incorporation (original for sighting)

  • A Certified true Copy for memorandum and articles of association
  • One Certified true Copy of particulars of the directors, Form CO7 (original for sighting)
  • Copy of Current Tax Clearance (original for sighting)
  • Permit from Federal Ministry of solid minerals
  • A letter of Authority from power holding corporation of Nigeria
  • Proforma invoice for permit to import restricted chemicals.
  • Evidence of NAFDAC listing certificate of Marketers of the chemical.
  • Certificate of Manufacturing issued by relevant regulatory Authority.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

All correspondence in respect of chemicals should be addressed to
The Director

Narcotics and Controlled Substances Directorate,

National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control,

Oshodi, Lagos.

Telephone 014744549 & 01474457

E-mail ncs@nafdac.gov.ng

Website:http://www.nafdac.gov.ng


NATIONAL AGENCY FOR FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL (NAFDAC)

Plot 1057, Ikeja Crescent,

Garki, Area 2, Section 1

P.M.B. 5023, Wuse, Abuja

Tel: 09-2346380; 2346405;

2346406


NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

IduAbuja, P.M.B. 21, Garki,

Abuja Tel: 09-523 1602

Fax: 09-5231043 .


NATIONAL DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (NDLEA)

Federal Secretariat

5th Floor, Abuja

Tel: 09-5233996



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Eligibility[edit]

All Individual or companies interested in importing restricted chemical products and other related products in Nigeria.



Fees[edit]

  • The Application Form is charged 500 Naira
  • Inspection Fee 5,000 + 5% VAT
  • Permit for 25 items is costing 16000N + 5%
  • Permit to import 10,000N + 5% VAT
  • Permit to Clear 7,125N + 5% VAT
  • 15000N + 5% VAT for 25 items.
  • Permit for 9,000N + 5% VAT
  • Inspection 5000N + 5% Vat



Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Processing Time[edit]

The processing takes 1-3 months



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Instructions[edit]

NAFDAC, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control and Narcotics and controlled substance (NCS)are the bodies in Nigeria that the statutory responsilbile of regulating and controlling the manufacture, importation, Distribution, sale and use of Restricted chemicals, (called regulated products).



Required Information[edit]

The key information required is as follows:

The materials safety data sheet (MSDS)from the manufacturer Which should have the following information:

  • identification of the product and company
  • Composition and information on ingredients including CAS
  • information on Hazard identification.
  • Information on First aid Measures.
  • Information on fire fighting measures
  • information on accident release measures.
  • information on handling and storage.
  • information on exposure control/ personal protection measures.
  • information on physical and chemical properties
  • information on stability and reactivity.
  • Toxicological information
  • Ecological information
  • Information on disposal consideration
  • Transport information
  • Regulatory information and others information.



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Need for the Document[edit]

Certain essential but inherently hazardous chemical products may be declared by the Government Code Regulations to be restricted chemical products (RCPs). These products are strictly controlled by the government.

Restricted Chemical Products can only be supplied to persons who are authorized to use the product under the laws of a state or territory. The relevant Nigerian state or territory authority determines who may be considered as an authorized person, based on advice from the National Agency for Food and Drugs (NAFDAC)and Narcotics and controlled substance (NCS) following a risk assessment of the chemical productthese are people with specific training or qualifications in the safe handling and use of Restricted Chemical Products in Nigeria.

This procedure is for guidelines for person(s)companies and other stakeholders involved in any act of importation of restricted Chemicals into Nigeria. These importation include industrial goods,consumable,laboratory,Agriculture and restricted chemical controlled under international convention.

An Applicant wishing to obtain a permit to clear Chemical restricted and controlled under international convention in Nigeria should follow the following procedures and guideline as discussed below.



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External Links[edit]

http://www.nlipw.com/ip-laws/nafdac-guidelines/

http://www.nafdac.gov.ng/about-nafdac/faqs/narcotics

http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/documents/s17109e/s17109e.pdf



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