Register for Soncap in Nigeria
What is SONCAP?
SONCAP is the Standards Organisation Of Nigeria. It is an initiative derived by the Nigerian Government to improve the process of importers and manufacturers in obtaining certificates that testify to the safety of the products for sale and consumption in Nigeria.
Why do I need SONCAP?
If you are selling general physical goods for consumption within Nigeria then you will likely require SONCAP certification to freely import and sell your products. Consumer products that don’t require SONCAP will be food products or Medicines which will require NAFDAC registration and approval instead.
How to Register or apply for SONCAP?
The steps to registering and applying for SONCAP are relatively easy and Wigmore Trading can assist you through the entire process.
1. Products in the following categories are regulated by other bodies and therefore do not fall under the supervision of SONCAP: Medicines, Food Products, Chemical Products used as Raw Materials, Banned or Contraband goods, used products other than automobiles and Machinery for use in Manufacturing by a company registered with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN).
2. Fulfilling a conformity assessment of your product. This process can vary depending on the frequency of the importations you intend to make into Nigeria. Wigmore Trading can assist in helping you apply for a Product certificate and a SONCAP Import Permit / Certificate.