IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 03 Dec 2013 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Public procurement localisation

In late 2013, the government of Nigeria has amended its policy to favor locally produced ICT products.
Effective 3 December 2013, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Communication Technology has promulgated the Guidelines on Nigerian Content in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The guidelines apply to state entities as well as private enterprises and individuals. The most important requirements:

  • Computer manufacturers are required to maintain 50% local content and in-country R&D departments, and to design and develop products that support Nigerian languages and local use case. They receive a five-year duty waiver on computer components for integration into locally assembled devices.
  • Ministries and other government entities shall henceforth purchase all hardware products locally, and to source and procure software from only local and indigenous software development companies - if the capacity for developing such software does not exist locally, procurement, installation and support are to be provided by a Nigerian company.
  • Developers of software are not allowed to sell their intellectual property rights in any way.
  • Multinational companies are required to provide verifiable information and sign affidavits about the origin, safety, source and workings of software being sold and deployed within Nigeria, and to submit a Local Content Development Plan.
  • All ICT companies are required to register Nigerian entities with predominant Nigerian representation, provide a local content development plan, use only locally manufactured SIM cards, host all data locally, host their websites on a .ng Top-level domain, and use local companies for the majority of all value adding services on their network.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

452 Computing machinery & parts
8471 Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
847130 Portable automatic data processing machines, weighing not more than 10 kg, consisting of at least a central processing unit, a keyboard and a display
847141 Comprising in the same housing at least a central processing unit and an input and output unit, whether or not combined
847149 Other, presented in the form of systems
847150 Processing units other than those of subheading 8471.41 or 8471.49, whether or not containing in the same housing one or two of the following types of unit : storage units, input units, output units
847160 Input or output units, whether or not containing storage units in the same housing
847170 Storage units
847180 Other units of automatic data processing machines
847190 Other

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