NEPC Exporters
e-Registration and more

To export from Nigeria, you are required to obtain an export certificate from NEPC. This can ONLY be done using this platform. This page contains relevant information preparatory to obtaining an Exporter’s Certificate.

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Getting started

Exporting can be very rewarding in diverse ways, it involves selling your products / services in foreign markets.

To adequately prepare yourself for export business, follow these 9 steps below. The guide also provides additional information for existing exporters.

Step 1: Export Readiness

Find out your export readiness status by filling in an easy to understand readiness checker form.

Step 2: E-registration

To export from Nigeria, you are required to register with NEPC to obtain a certificate. This can ONLY be done using the e-registration platform. This page contains relevant information preparatory to obtaining an Exporter's Certificate.

Step 3: Understanding Your Market

To develop a successful export business, a good understanding of your target market(s) is essential. This involves conducting research on your export destination(s).

Step 4: Export Plan

NEPC has provided a template containing all the key elements and includes additional descriptions per element.
It will guide you to build a comprehensive export plan.

Step 5: Export Documents & Procedures

Export documentation is a requirement for formal exports of goods and services from Nigeria.

Step 6: Logistics & Freights

Before embarking on any export venture, please ensure you understand the basic terms of delivery (including pricing and documentation).

Step 7: Export Pricing

o become a successful exporter, you need the right knowledge of export pricing methods. This includes all items relating to sourcing and costing of the exportable products.

Step 8: Export Finance

Export business requires sustainable funding over a period of time. The amount of money needed for export is largely dependent on your product and export destination(s).

Step 9: Legal Issues

Prior to export, it is important to understand the legal instruments regulating non-oil exports in Nigeria and that of the importing country.

Documents Required

The documents required for registration depends on the business entity.


  • Certificate of Incorporation (issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission)
  • Certified True Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Current Certified True Copy of From CAC 1.1 – "section C" (Particulars of Directors). This is formerly known as: Form C07 or Form CAC 7.


  • Certificate of Registration (issued by State Ministry of Commerce, Local Governments or Federal Capital Territory Area Councils)
  • Bye Laws of the Society


  • Certificate of Registration (issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission)
  • Constitution of the Government Organization and non-Governmental Organization
  • Memorandum for Guidance of Applicant



In addition to obtaining an exporters certificate , you can also access the following trade support services:

  • Export incentives
  • Export capacity building programmes (trainings, seminars, workshops etc)
  • Networking exporters for collaboration and exchange ideas.
  • Trade linkages (B2B, B2C)

Payment methods

There are several payment methods available, including:

  • Local Credit / debit cards
  • International credit / debit cards
  • Internet banking
  • Mobile Money
  • USSD
  • On-bank premises in Nigeria


NEPC issued certificates are valid for an initial two years (24 months ), after which it becomes renewable every year.

Service timeline

Export certificates will be issued within one working day after confirmation of payment. Please note that your certificate could be delayed by non confirmation of payment , irregular documentation or insufficient information.

Registration Assistance

Please contact us directly via the online chat. Alternatively you can visit the NEPC export assistance office closest to you. We are happy to assist.

Fees & Charges

Obtaining an exporters certificate involves some costs excluding remita / bank charges.

Expired certificate renewal


Late certificate renewal


after Three months of expiry