Before you start any export business in Nigeria, it is advisable you obtain a licence from relevant government agencies saddled with the issuance of licences to exporters.
Having a licence allows you to legally carry out shipment of commodities approved by government.
There are two government agencies vested with the power to grant export licences in Nigeria. They are: The Nigeria Export promotion council (NPEC) and Federal Ministry of Solid minerals development.
NEPC is saddled with the responsibility of issuing out export licences for agricultural commodities and manufactured goods while the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development is responsible for granting licences for extraction and exportation in Nigeria.