Applying for SONCAP certification when exporting to Nigeria for the first time involves two processes.
1. Obtain a SONCAP PC certificate (used for Nigerian local banks to apply for Form M)
2. Examine the SONCAP PC certificate that has been completed, then apply for a single batch of SONCAP SC customs clearing certificates.
The exporter should first apply for the PC certificate, and only after receiving the PC certificate should they then apply for the SC certificate. After the PC certificate has been processed, it is given to the Nigerian importer, who then uses the PC certificate to apply for the Form M form through their local bank. Once the Form M form has been obtained, the exporter submits an application for the SONCAP certificate along with the Form M form and the processed PC certificate.
Nigerian SONCAP certification is mainly divided into three steps:
Step 1: The product is submitted to be sampled for product testing so that a test report can be generated that meets the standards of Nigeria.
Step 2: With the completed test report, application form, product images, and ISO system documentation, apply for a PC registration certificate.
PC Certification Modules:
PC 1: The products can only be registered once, and they are only valid for one shipping. Accredited Test Reports and Manufacturer’s Quality Certificates are required by the products’ standards.
PC 2: The products are registered for a year, during which time they may be shipped. Each cargo is certified with the SONCAP Certificate. Accredited Test Reports and Manufacturer’s Quality Certificates are needed for the products’ standards.
PC 3: This is the module taken by making factory and facility supervision in the field of the manufacturer company within 1 year. It deals with the detailed examination of products.
Step 3: The goods are shipped following completion of the PC certificate. Give details to apply for the SC customs clearance certificate after the goods have been shipped.