How to Get Food and Drugs Product Certification in Nigeria

Get Food and Drugs Product Certification in Nigeria By Yourself

  • The applicant must visit the office of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to apply in person for Food and Drug Product Certification.
  • You can find the address and contact information for the state offices in the contact.

  • You can visit the office to obtain the Food and Drugs Product Certification Application Form from the relevant department.
  • You should ensure that you have all of the documents listed in the “Required Documents” section.
  • Please complete the application form with all required details. Sign the application form.
  • The documents should be attached to the application form.
  • Send the completed application and all supporting documents to the appropriate authority. As directed by the officials, pay the fees.
  • After receiving the submission, SON technical staff inspect the production process and consignments, test the samples and submit a report to the Product Certification Directorate.
  • The Director General will review the reports and make recommendations to approve them.
  • After approval by the Director, the applicant will be notified via phone or email about the approval and asked to collect the certificate through any applicable means.

Apply Online

  • For Food and Drug Product Certification Online, applicants must visit the official website of Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Program. Click the following Apply Online link
  • To register, click on the “Click Here to Register on eSONCAP Portal” link. Click on the “Click Here for Importer Registration” link to go to the Registration page.
  • Next, enter your Tax Identification number and click the “Validate” button.
  • Fill in all details on the next page regarding the importer. Click “Continue”, fill in contact details, and check the captcha and “Terms and Conditions” boxes. Finally, click “Sign Up”.
  • You will see the successful account creation message. Click “OK” button to confirm and then check your email for activation mail. To activate your account, open the mail by clicking “Click to activate” button.
  • Next, follow the same steps as before to log in to the website. Click the “Activate SONCAP certificate” link in the navigation bar. This will allow you to activate your certificate.
  • You will find links to agencies that offer certifications at the bottom of this page. Select the agency you wish to visit and follow the steps to obtain a Product Certificate.
  • Please note that the requirements and application process may differ depending on the agency. Contact the agency to begin the application process.
  • Fill out the appropriate application form. Also, provide all supporting documents. The necessary verification and examination processes will follow.
  • After receiving the application, SON technical staff inspect the production process and consignments. They also test samples of the product before submitting a report to the Product Certification Directorate.
  • The Director General will review the reports and make recommendations to approve them.
  • After approval by the Director, the applicant will be notified via phone or email about the approval and asked to collect the certificate through any applicable means.

Documents Required For Get Food and Drugs

  • Completed application form
  • Pro forma Invoice copy
  • Data sheet with Product Description
  • Document containing production information
  • Documentary evidence of compliance with standards or regulations
  • Document of transport
  • Letter of Credit
  • Certificate of origin for the country
Note – Documents requirements may change depending on the country and agency involved.

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (HT0_Corporate Headquarters),
52, Lome Crescent
Abuja, Zone 7, Wuse
Federal Capital Territory.
Toll-Free: 08002255766, 07056990099
Email: info@son.gov.ng
The Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Programme.
Contact numbers: 08077440146, 08077440160, 08077440165, 08077440165, 08077440165, 08077440165, 08077440165. 08077440128, 08077440136, 08077440136, 08077440139. 08077440139.
Website Homepage link
Contact

CONTACT LINKS FOR AGENCIES:
Intertek contact link
Contact link Cotecna
Bureau Veritas contact link
CIC Inspection contact link
SGS contact link

What are all the Eligibility

All manufacturers and importers of food and drugs in Nigeria are eligible to apply.

Fees

For details on fees, please contact the appropriate authority.

Instructions

  • To avoid rejections, applicants are asked to fill out the application carefully and accurately.
  • All required documents must also be provided.

Requirements Information

  • Applicant particulars
  • Identification document number
  • Register number
  • Invoice number
  • Product description
  • Contact details and address

You will need the document

A product certificate is required by an importer or manufacturer of Food and Drugs during the trading process. It serves as proof that the product was checked and evaluated for quality assurance.

Information that might be of assistance

Based on the product type and the frequency of shipments, there are three types SONCAP certificates.

  • Export of Unregistered Products or Unlicensed Products is not subject to product certificate registration. It is intended for rare exporters.
  • Export of Registered products requires product certificate registration and it is meant for Exporters/manufacturers that have frequent shipments.
  • Export of Licensed Products requires product certificate licensing and it is meant for Manufacturers/producers that have regular shipments.

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