Sell, import & produce in Nigeria

Once you plan to sell, import or produce in Nigeria you will get in contact with the product registration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control - NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is Nigeria’s equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). NAFDAC is charged to protect the public health in Nigeria by assuring the safety of food, drugs, vaccines, medical devices, cosmetics, chemicals and pesticides, veterinary products, agrochemicals, herbal preparations and related products in Nigeria. In order for any business to legitimately manufacture and/or import food or drugs for trade in Nigeria, it must register its products with NAFDAC.

What is a NAFDAC registration number and how long is it valid?

A NAFDAC number is a unique number that is assigned by NAFDAC to a food or drug product that has been registered and approved for public distribution in Nigeria. This number is the consumers initial point of reference in determining whether or not a food or drug has been approved for distribution in Nigeria. The registration number is generally valid for five years but must be renewed in order to be maintained.

How long does it take to obtain a NAFDAC registration number?

The processing time for obtaining a NAFDAC registration number usually lasts between two months to two years depending on individual cases.