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: 24 Apr 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import licensing requirement

The Central Bank of Nigeria via Circular TED/FEM/FPC/GEN/01/11, on 24 April 2014 for the first time, subjected importers of In Vitro Diagnostic to the necessity to acquire a 'Certificate of Registration of the Importer' and a 'Product Certificate' -both certificates being issued by the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). 

Furthermore, the referenced Circular states that only those products that are listed in the MLSCN HS Codes for In Vitro Diagnostics will be accepted for the establishment of the Form M by the banks.  

'Form M' is a form that anyone with the intention of importing goods in Nigeria is obliged to in the first instance process through any authorised dealer bank in the jurisdiction. 

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

239 Food products n.e.c.
2102 Yeasts (active or inactive); other singlecell microorganisms, dead (but not including vaccines of heading 30.02); prepared baking powders.
210210 Active yeasts
271 Made-up textile articles
6305 Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods.
630533 Other, of polyethylene or polypropylene strip or the like
282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392620 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts)
335 Petroleum jelly, coke or bitumen; paraffin wax & similar products
2712 Petroleum jelly; paraffin wax, microcrystalline petroleum wax, slack wax, ozokerite, lignite wax, peat wax, other mineral waxes, and similar products obtained by synthesis or by other processes, whether or not coloured.
271220 Paraffin wax containing by weight less than 0.75 % of oil
341 Basic organic chemicals
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 % vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength.
220720 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength
2902 Cyclic hydrocarbons.
290230 Toluene
2905 Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
290511 Methanol (methyl alcohol)
290512 Propan1ol (propyl alcohol) and propan2ol (isopropyl alcohol)
2912 Aldehydes, whether or not with other oxygen function; cyclic polymers of aldehydes; paraformaldehyde.
291211 Methanal (formaldehyde)
2914 Ketones and quinones, whether or not with other oxygen function, and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291411 Acetone
2916 Unsaturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids, cyclic monocarboxylic acids, their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291631 Benzoic acid, its salts and esters
2918 Carboxylic acids with additional oxygen function and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
291811 Lactic acid, its salts and esters
291814 Citric acid
291815 Salts and esters of citric acid
2927 Diazo, azo or azoxycompounds.
292700 Diazo, azo or azoxycompounds.
2930 Organosulphur compounds.
293040 Methionine
3507 Enzymes; prepared enzymes not elsewhere specified or included.
350790 Other
342 Basic inorganic chemicals n.e.c.
2806 Hydrogen chloride (hydrochloric acid); chlorosulphuric acid.
280610 Hydrogen chloride (hydrochloric acid)
2815 Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda); potassium hydroxide (caustic potash); peroxides of sodium or potassium.
281511 Solid
281512 In aqueous solution (soda lye or liquid soda)
2833 Sulphates; alums; peroxosulphates (persulphates).
283311 Disodium sulphate
2835 Phosphinates (hypophosphites), phosphonates (phosphites) and phosphates; polyphosphates, whether or not chemically defined.
283522 Of mono or disodium
283531 Sodium triphosphate (sodium tripolyphosphate)
2836 Carbonates; peroxocarbonates (percarbonates); commercial ammonium carbonate containing ammonium carbamate.
283620 Disodium carbonate
283630 Sodium hydrogencarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)
283650 Calcium carbonate
345 Miscellaneous basic chemical products
2905 Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives.
290545 Glycerol
346 Fertilizers & pesticides
3102 Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
310221 Ammonium sulphate
347 Plastics in primary forms
3907 Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
390730 Epoxide resins
3913 Natural polymers (for example, alginic acid) and modified natural polymers (for example, hardened proteins, chemical derivatives of natural rubber), not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms.
391310 Alginic acid, its salts and esters
352 Pharmaceutical products
2922 Oxygenfunction aminocompounds.
292241 Lysine and its esters; salts thereof
3002 Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micr
300210 Antisera, other blood fractions and immunological products, whether or not modified or obtained by means of biotechnological processes
3004 Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packin
300490 Other
3005 Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes.
300590 Other
354 Chemical products n.e.c.
3506 Prepared glues and other prepared adhesives, not elsewhere specified or included; products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale as glues or adhesives, not exceeding a net weight of 1 kg.
350691 Adhesives based on polymers of headings 39.01 to 39.13 or on rubber
350699 Other
3822 Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 30.02 or 30.06; certified reference materials.
382200 Diagnostic or laboratory reagents on a backing, prepared diagnostic or laboratory reagents whether or not on a backing, other than those of heading 30.02 or 30.06; certified reference materials.
3824 Prepared binders for foundry moulds or cores; chemical products and preparations of the chemical or allied industries (including those consisting of mixtures of natural products), not elsewhere specified or included.
382460 Sorbitol other than that of subheading 2905.44
362 Other rubber products
4014 Hygienic or pharmaceutical articles (including teats), of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber, with or without fittings of hard rubber.
401490 Other
4015 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories (including gloves, mittens and mitts), for all purposes, of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber.
401511 Surgical
401519 Other
4016 Other articles of vulcanised rubber other than hard rubber.
401691 Floor coverings and mats
363 Semi-manufactures of plastics
3916 Monofilament of which any crosssectional dimension exceeds 1 mm, rods, sticks and profile shapes, whether or not surface worked but not otherwise worked, of plastics.
391620 Of polymers of vinyl chloride
3921 Other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics.
392119 Of other plastics
364 Packaging products of plastics
3923 Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
392310 Boxes, cases, crates and similar articles
392330 Carboys, bottles, flasks and similar articles
392390 Other
369 Other plastics products
3919 Selfadhesive plates, sheets, film, foil, tape, strip and other flat shapes, of plastics, whether or not in rolls.
391910 In rolls of a width not exceeding 20 cm
3926 Other articles of plastics and articles of other materials of headings 39.01 to 39.14.
392690 Other
371 Glass & glass products
7010 Carboys, bottles, flasks, jars, pots, phials, ampoules and other containers, of glass, of a kind used for the conveyance or packing of goods; preserving jars of glass; stoppers, lids and other closures, of glass.
701090 Other
372 Non-structural ceramic ware
6909 Ceramic wares for laboratory, chemical or other technical uses; ceramic troughs, tubs and similar receptacles of a kind used in agriculture; ceramic pots, jars and similar articles of a kind used for the conveyance or packing of goods.
690911 Of porcelain or china
6912 Ceramic tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, other than of porcelain or china.
691200 Ceramic tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, other than of porcelain or china.
373 Refractory products & structural non-refractory clay products
3816 Refractory cements, mortars, concretes and similar compositions, other than products of heading 38.01.
381600 Refractory cements, mortars, concretes and similar compositions, other than products of heading 38.01.
389 Other manufactured articles n.e.c.
3406 Candles, tapers and the like.
340600 Candles, tapers and the like.
9608 Ball point pens; felt tipped and other poroustipped pens and markers; fountain pens, stylograph pens and other pens; duplicating stylos; propelling or sliding pencils; penholders, pencilholders and similar holders; parts (including caps and clips) of t
960820 Felt tipped and other poroustipped pens and markers
9617 Vacuum flasks and other vacuum vessels, complete with cases; parts thereof other than glass inners.
961700 Vacuum flasks and other vacuum vessels, complete with cases; parts thereof other than glass inners.
429 Other fabricated metal products
7324 Sanitary ware and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732490 Other, including parts
7612 Aluminium casks, drums, cans, boxes and similar containers (including rigid or collapsible tubular containers), for any material (other than compressed or liquefied gas), of a capacity not exceeding 300 l, whether or not lined or heatinsulated, but not f
761290 Other
7615 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of aluminium; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like, of aluminium; sanitary ware and parts thereof, of aluminium.
761510 Table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof; pot scourers and scouring or polishing pads, gloves and the like
8205 Hand tools (including glaziers' diamonds), not elsewhere specified or included; blow lamps; vices, clamps and the like, other than accessories for and parts of, machine tools; anvils; portable forges; hand or pedaloperated grinding wheels with frameworks
820559 Other
8302 Base metal mountings, fittings and similar articles suitable for furniture, doors, staircases, windows, blinds, coachwork, saddlery, trunks, chests, caskets or the like; base metal hatracks, hatpegs, brackets and similar fixtures; castors with mountings
830250 Hatracks, hatpegs, brackets and similar fixtures
8309 Stoppers, caps and lids (including crown corks, screw caps and pouring stoppers), capsules for bottles, threaded bungs, bung covers, seals and other packing accessories, of base metal.
830990 Other
432 Pumps, compressors, hydraulic & pneumatic power engines; parts
8414 Air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans; ventilating or recycling hoods incorporating a fan, whether or not fitted with filters.
841410 Vacuum pumps
8481 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressurereducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.
848180 Other appliances
434 Ovens & furnace burners & parts
8514 Industrial or laboratory electric furnaces and ovens (including those functioning by induction or dielectric loss); other industrial or laboratory equipment for the heat treatment of materials by induction or dielectric loss.
851420 Furnaces and ovens functioning by induction or dielectric loss
439 Other general-purpose machinery & parts
8405 Producer gas or water gas generators, with or without their purifiers; acetylene gas generators and similar water process gas generators, with or without their purifiers.
840510 Producer gas or water gas generators, with or without their purifiers; acetylene gas generators and similar water process gas generators, with or without their purifiers
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841869 Other
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841989 Other
841990 Parts
8421 Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases.
842129 Other
842199 Other
8484 Gaskets and similar joints of metal sheeting combined with other material or of two or more layers of metal; sets or assortments of gaskets and similar joints, dissimilar in composition, put up in pouches, envelopes or similar packings; mechanical seals.
848420 Mechanical seals
441 Agricultural or forestry machinery & parts
8432 Agricultural, horticultural or forestry machinery for soil preparation or cultivation; lawn or sportsground rollers.
843280 Other machinery
448 Domestic appliances & parts
7321 Stoves, ranges, grates, cookers (including those with subsidiary boilers for central heating), barbecues, braziers, gasrings, plate warmers and similar nonelectric domestic appliances, and parts thereof, of iron or steel.
732190 Parts
8418 Refrigerators, freezers and other refrigerating or freezing equipment, electric or other; heat pumps other than air conditioning machines of heading 84.15.
841810 Combined refrigeratorfreezers, fitted with separate external doors
449 Other special-purpose machinery & parts
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841939 Other
8479 Machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this Chapter.
847982 Mixing, kneading, crushing, grinding, screening, sifting, homogenising, emulsifying or stirring machines
451 Office & accounting machinery and its accessories
8470 Calculating machines and pocketsize data recording, reproducing and displaying machines with calculating functions; accounting machines, postagefranking machines, ticketissuing machines and similar machines, incorporating a calculating device; cash reg
847010 Electronic calculators capable of operation without an external source of electric power and pocketsize data recording, reproducing and displaying machines with calculating functions
481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
8419 Machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated (excluding furnaces, ovens and other equipment of heading 85.14), for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, cooking, roasting
841920 Medical, surgical or laboratory sterilisers
9018 Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electromedical apparatus and sighttesting instruments.
901813 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus
901831 Syringes, with or without needles
901839 Other
901890 Other instruments and appliances
9402 Medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture (for example, operating tables, examination tables, hospital beds with mechanical fittings, dentists' chairs); barbers' chairs and similar chairs, having rotating as well as both reclining and elevating mo
940290 Other
482 Instruments & control equipment, except optical instruments
9025 Hydrometers and similar floating instruments, thermometers, pyrometers, barometers, hygrometers and psychrometers, recording or not, and any combination of these instruments.
902519 Other
902580 Other instruments
9027 Instruments and apparatus for physical or chemical analysis (for example, polarimeters, refractometers, spectrometers, gas or smoke analysis apparatus); instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking viscosity, porosity, expansion, surface tension or
902780 Other instruments and apparatus
483 Optical instruments & photographic equipment; parts thereof
9011 Compound optical microscopes, including those for photomicrography, cinephotomicrography or microprojection.
901180 Other microscopes

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