HOW TO REGISTER FOREIGN PRODUCED CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS IN NIGERIA
NAFDAC is the agency responsible for the control and regulation of consumable products in the country. Some of the products they regulate include: food, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices and packaged water including all drinks, animal feed and veterinary products, etc
Follow the below steps to register your food or food product
STEP 1: DOCUMENTATION
The following documents (all originals and two (2) set of photocopies) are to be submitted.
- Notarized declaration: to be type-filled and notarized by a Notary public here in Nigeria
- Power of Attorney or Contract Manufacturing Agreement
Power of Attorney shall be issued by;
- Issued by the manufacturer of the product
- Signed by the MD, GM, Chairman or President of the Company, stating the names of the products to be registered.
- Notarized by a Notary Public in the country of manufacture
- State ownership of brand name/ trademark
- Valid for at least five years
Contract Manufacturing Agreement;
- Shall be notarized by a Notary public in the country of manufacture
- Shall be signed by both parties stating names and designations of the signatories with the names of all the products to be registered and other relevant clauses clearly explained in an unambiguous language
3. Certificate of Manufacture and free sale shall be :
i. Issued by the relevant health/regulatory body
ii. Indicate the name of manufacturer and products to be registered
iii. Authenticated by the Nigerian Embassy in the country of origin. In countries where no Nigerian Embassy exists, British High Commission or any commonwealth or ECOWAS country commission can authenticate
4. Comprehensive Certificate of Analysis
The certificate of analysis must be presented on a letter headed paper of the quality control laboratory where the sample was tested/evaluated and should contain ;
i. The brand name of the product
ii. Batch number of the product
iii. Manufacturing and expiry dates
iv. Name, designation and signature of the analyst
5. Certificate of Business Incorporation of the importing Company with the Corporate Affairs Commission
6. Certificate of Registration of Brand Name with the trademark registry in the Ministry of Commerce in Nigeria/ evidence of trademark approval from Federal Ministry of Commerce and Tourism Abuja. This should be done in the name of the owner of trademark as the case may be
7. Application letter for import permit by the local representative
8. Duly completed Registration Form purchased online http://registration.nafdac.gov.ng/
9. Colored artwork / label of the product and leaflet insert of the product
10. Evidence of GMP inspection by NAFDAC
11. GMP invitation letter: a letter of invitation to inspect the factory abroad shall be written by the manufacturer and shall state the following;
MANUFACTURER INFORMATION: Name of company, full location address of the factory, email address and current phone no and fax no.(not administrative office address), name of contact person overseas, telephone no, email address. Name of airport closest to the location and guide map illustrating the shortest land/air route to the factory overseas.
LOCAL AGENT INFORMATION: Name of company, full location address and functional telephone, fax no, email address, name(s) of product (s) for registration, name and mobile phone number of contact person in Nigeria.
STEP 2: IMPORT PERMIT
Upon satisfactory documentation, import permit (permit to import samples for registration) shall be obtained from the respective units after payment.
STEP 3: PRODUCT VETTING
The following are to be submitted for sample vetting;
- A copy of the import permit and receipt of payment for import permit
- Certificate of analysis of the product (s)
- One (1) well labelled vetting samples of the product and two (2) labels/ artworks
STEP 4: LABORATORY ANALYSIS
Upon satisfactory documentation, vetting of samples and payment, laboratory samples are to be submitted at the respective units.
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