Filed Under (Knowledge) by Mason Pan on June-5-2012

SONCAP Certification

If you export to Nigeria, your Nigeria partner may ask you provide a SONCAP Certificate for his import customs clearance .

SONCAP is the abbreviation of Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Program. It is an mandatory certification in Nigeria for all imported products except those on SONCAP Exempted Products List . Furniture, floor, plywood, fiberboard should pass SONCAP .

The Goal of SONCAP
Authenticates the goods are in conformity with the relevant Nigerian regulations and approved national / international technical standards (e.g. ISO standard), ensures that the imported products are not unsafe and sub-standard goods.

Stages Of Obtaining SONCAP
SONCAP
Stage 1: Product Certificate (PC)
Exporters apply for PC at SONCO (SON Country Office).
Required documents:
a. Request for Product Certification (RFPC)
b. accredited Test Report

PC is applicable for exporters who export to Nigeria for the first time . PC may be valid for maximum 3 years .

Stage 2: SONCAP Certificate (SC)(Shipment Certification)
Exporters apply for SC at SONCO after got PC.

a. Request for SONCAP Certification (RFSC)
b. copy of invoice for products which will be shipped
c. packing list
d. pictures of products

SC is required for each shipment . SC is used by importers to
clear the goods from Customs in Nigeria.

Basic Charges For SONCAP Certification

For Product Certificate: 18$ per month. Charges for 3 years are 18$ * 12 months * 3 years = 648$ .
PC amendment charge: US$50
Duplicate PC charge: US$50

For SONCAP Certificate: US$300 per SC
SC Amendment charges: US$ 100
Duplicate SC charges: US$ 100

Other charges like CTN fees are exist .

Terms Of SONCAP Certification

SON: Standards Organisation of Nigeria
CTN: Cargo Tracking Note
Form M: Nigerian importers should apply for the opening of Form “M” at authorised dealer bank before shipment . Form M can be treated as an import licence . Form M number must be quoted on all shipping documents.

SONCAP Official Website

http://www.soncap.com

Related Posts:

  • What is Lumber / Timber ?What is Lumber / Timber ? Lumber or timer means wood cut from trees which is milled, either rough or finished and ready for uses like building and construction, carpentry, furniture, flooring .
  • JPIC Formaldehyde Emission GradesJPIC Formaldehyde Emission Grades JPIC uses a four-star system to indicate the Formaldehyde Emission Grades for plywood, Blockboard, MDF, hardboard, furniture and other wooden boards.
  • What’s the Contents of Shipping Marks for Plywood ?What’s the Contents of Shipping Marks for Plywood ? Manufacturers will print two kinds of marks for plywood: 1. Marks stamped on each sheets of plywood; 2: Marks printed on packages of plywood .
  • ISO Standards For Paper, Pulps, Paper Board and other Paper ProductsISO Standards For Paper, Pulps, Paper Board and other Paper Products ISO Standards For Paper, Pulps, Paper Board and other Paper Products ISO 4046-1:2002 Paper, board, pulps and related terms -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: Alphabetical index ISO […]
  • FSC Certified Wood ProductsFSC Certified Wood Products More and more buyers prefer FSC certified wood products (log, timber/plank, plywood, film faced plywood, furniture and so on) . Though the prices of FSC Certified Wood Products are about […]
(0) Comments    What next?

Post a comment

Name(required): 
Email(required): 
URL(optional): 
Comments: