How to Apply & Export Goods out of Nigeria

FG Export Support Programme
FG Export Support Programme

How to Export Goods from Nigeria – To export from Nigeria, you are required to register with Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

This can ONLY be done using the e-registration platform. This page contains  relevant information preparatory to obtaining an Exporter’s Certificate.


How to Export Goods from Nigeria Additional benefits

In addition to obtaining an exporters certificate , you can also access the following trade support services:

  • Export incentives
  • Export capacity building programmes (trainings, seminars, workshops etc)
  • Networking exporters for collaboration  and exchange ideas
  • Trade linkages (B2B, B2C)

Read – Apply for DBN Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs)

How to Export Goods from Nigeria – Guidelines & procedures

The documents required for registration depends on the business entity:


  • Certificate of Incorporation (issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission)
  • Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Copy of Form CAC 1.1 – “section C” (Particulars of Directors) or Status report . This is formerly known as: Form C07 or Form CAC 7.
  • Certificate of Registration (issued by State Ministry of Commerce, Local Governments and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils)
  • Bye Laws of the Society
  • Certificate of Registration (issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission)
  • Constitution of the Government Organization and non-Governmental Organization
  • Memorandum for Guidance of Applicant

Fees & charges

Obtaining an exporters certificate involves some costs excluding 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


How to Export Goods from Nigeria – Payment methods

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:

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


How to Export Goods from Nigeria – Validity

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


How to Export Goods from Nigeria – Certificate Collection

Physical collection of certificates have been discontinued. Exporters no longer need to visit any of our offices to pick up their certificates. Please follow the instructions below to obtain a print out of your certificate.


Service timeline

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.


Further registration Assistance

Please contact us directly via the online chat. Alternatively you can visit the NEPC export assistance office closest to you. We are happy to assist!


How to Apply through E-registration

Interested persons should visit the E-registration portal to get started.

How to Export Goods from Nigeria
How to Export Goods from Nigeria