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List of Approved and Prohibited Export Commodities (Nigeria)

Are you planning to start a profitable export business in Nigeria and don’t know which commodity to really ship to the UK, America and Asian countries.
Well, let me inform you that the federal government of Nigeria through its agency the federal Ministry of trade and commerce has recently rolled out a list of approved and prohibited items that can and can not be exported from in Nigeria.
This list is to serve as a guide to new comers and already established exporters, to know the different commodities they can ship out of the country and the ones they can’t.

Therefore, below is a list of some approved and prohibited items; this will help you to identify which to ship to foreign buyers abroad to make cool cash.

LIST OF APPROVED COMMODITIES FOR EXPORT.

AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES.

Hardwood Charcoal, Dried Chilies, Cocoa beans, Gum Arabic, Shear butter, Sesame seeds, shrimps, raw and processed cashew, bitter kola, Ginger, garlic, kola nut and cassava chips. Etc

PROCESSED AGRO ALLIED PRODUCTS.

Garri, cassava flour, Yam flour, beans flour, Vegetable oil, palm kernel oil, plantain chips, potato chips and Grounded rice etc.

CRAFTS WORKS.

Like Adire clothing (Tie and die), beautiful beads, wood/metal carvings, fine pottery, woven baskets and Drums etc.

MANUFACTURED GOODS APPROVED.

Soaps and detergents, furniture, industrial chemicals, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks/beverages, electrical fittings and wires, body creams, pesticides and insecticides.etc

SOLID MINERALS COMMODITIES APPROVED.

Coal, granite, lead ore, gem stones, zinc ore, iron ore, copper, marble, calcium and carbonate etc

Below is the list of COMMODITIES PROHIBITED.

Artifacts, Antiquities, elephants, Lion, moneys, Eagle etc, scrap metals, maize and unprocessed rubber. Etc
Therefore, it advisable as an exporter to always refer to this approved and prohibited list for export in Nigeria. Failure to follow the list when carry out export can lead to your products being ceased at the port by the Nigeria customs. So, you are warned.
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Take care and wishing you the best.
Ojo

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12 Comments

  1. hasan hasan December 29, 2015

    good work .kindly update your information to reflect current status of events.eg list of prohibited/approved export items as at 2015.thanks

    • okwara theophilus okwara theophilus February 25, 2016

      Are these these lists still valid today
      25.02.2016.
      Please confirm.

  2. Edidiong Udofia Edidiong Udofia February 19, 2016

    Thanks for your great work. Please kindly inform me if other things are added to the list prohibited items for export. Once and thank you.

  3. Segun obasa Segun obasa May 1, 2016

    pls maize millet. are they among prohibited export commodity

  4. Tosin Ogunsanya Tosin Ogunsanya September 16, 2016

    HI
    I am interested in exportation business as a general supplier with a registered company. whatsapp me on 08035668367 to discuss more.

  5. ROTIMI ADEBUSUYI ROTIMI ADEBUSUYI September 27, 2016

    pls I want to know if palm seeds can be exported from Nigeria.
    Thanks

    • 244OgeKweFoli153 244OgeKweFoli153 Post author | September 27, 2016

      Yes Palm kernel nuts can be exported from Nigeria

  6. Ify Ify October 2, 2016

    Thanks for the information

  7. Alao Nurudeen Alao Nurudeen February 20, 2017

    Am interested in export business and I don’t have any experience about it, but i can source for any commodity in Nigeria. Thanks

  8. Ola Ola March 9, 2017

    Can a bottle of whiskey be exported out of Nigeria?

  9. JED Enterprise JED Enterprise May 15, 2018

    Charcoal
    Dried maize
    Sheabutter seed
    Cocoa
    Yam
    Mellon
    Guien seed
    Stock fish
    Etc

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