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NIGERIA SONCAP

NIGERIA (SONCAP CERTIFICATE)

INSPECT has started to provide SONCAP Certificates in a more effective and quicker manner to the companies which already export and/or will export to Nigeria as the solely and authorised agency of CCIC (China Certification and Inspection Company) in Turkey which is the first and largest Certification, Testing and Inspection Company of China that has been authorised by SON (Standards Organisation of Nigeria) to carry out SONCAP Certifications.

In accordance with the two-stage SONCAP Certifications, as first stage, a Product Certificate will be given to the exported products in order to ensure the technical conformity of the products.

After the shipment is done, as second stage, SONCAP Certificate will be issued in order to provide the shipment’s compliance and customs clearance of exported goods from Nigerian Customs.

In this respect, the detailed information regarding the Product Certifications which have 3 different options is as follows;

 

1- Product Certificate 1 (PC1)

It is the product certificate valid for 6 months which is recommended for exporters who do not have often shipments to Nigeria. Relevant product certificate is valid for a single shipment.

For the issuance of PC1, TSE Certificate of exported products and the Test Report of related TSE Certificate or the test report obtained from an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory or the Internal Test Report prepared by exporting companies/manufacturers according to the tests to be carried out at their own premises will be required.

Pre-Shipment Inspection is obligatory for each shipment and relevant inspections will be performed by our inspectors. 

2- Product Certificate 2 (PC2)

This is the option which is recommended to the exporters which regularly export to Nigeria. Related Product Certificate is valid for one year and used for all shipments done within this year.   

For the issuance of PC1, besides a valid ISO 9001 Certificate submission, TSE Certificate of exported products and Test Report of related TSE Certificate or the test report obtained from an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory or the Internal Test Report prepared by exporting companies/manufacturers according to the tests to be carried out at their own premises will be required.

40% of shipments in a year have to be done with Pre-Shipment Inspection. Relevant inspections will be performed by our inspectors. 

 

3- Product Certificate 3 (PC3)

It is the Product Certificate recommended for exporters who have frequent shipments to Nigeria.

For the issuance of PC1, besides a valid ISO 9001 Certificate submission, TSE Certificate of exported products and Test Report of related TSE Certificate or the test report obtained from an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory or the Internal Test Report prepared by exporting companies/manufacturers according to the tests to be carried out at their own premises will be required. In addition, Factory Audit which is mandatory to be done once a year, will be carried out by our inspectors.

Pre-Shipment Inspection is obligatory for two (every 6 months) shipments to be made during the year and relevant inspections will be made by our inspectors.

After the successful completion of product certification stage, the shipment stage will be realised. After the completion of shipment, the SONCAP Certification will be done against the final exporting documents which will be submitted to us.

The SONCAP Certificates have to be obtained per shipment. The exported goods to Nigeria will be cleared with SONCAP Certificates from Nigerian customs without having any problem.

We kindly await your esteemed enquiries and ask you to contact us for details.

Our in-charge personnel for details;

Boran Ateş (Inspection Manager) –  boran@inspect.com.tr 

Pınar Şahan (Inspection Operations Responsible) – gozetim@inspect.com.tr