Standards in Nigeria

A Hot Tip about Law and Compliance in Nigeria

Last updated: 13 Mar 2011

Overview

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) registers and regulates standard marks and specifications. The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) provides testing and certification of imported and domestically produced food, drug, cosmetic, medical, water and chemical products.

 

Standards Organizations

Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON)

National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

 

Conformity Assessment

The SON and NAFDAC have some information regarding conformity assessment available on the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

 

Even in instances where SON and NAFDAC regulations are thorough and clear in documentation, in practice it is best to inquire about any changes to regulations and approach each issue on a case-by-case basis.

 

Product Certification

The SON and NAFDAC have some information regarding conformity assessment available on the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

 

Even in instances where SON and NAFDAC regulations are thorough and clear in documentation, in practice it is best to inquire about any changes to regulations and approach each issue on a case-by-case basis.

 

Accreditation

The SON and NAFDAC have some information regarding conformity assessment available on the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

 

Even in instances where SON and NAFDAC regulations are thorough and clear in documentation, in practice it is best to inquire about any changes to regulations and approach each issue on a case-by-case basis.

 

Publication of Technical Regulations

The SON and NAFDAC have some information regarding conformity assessment available on the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)

 

Even in instances where SON and NAFDAC regulations are thorough and clear in documentation, in practice it is best to inquire about any changes to regulations and approach each issue on a case-by-case basis.

 

Labeling and Marking

In 2000, Nigeria and the United States signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). Though a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) is not in place between Nigeria and the U.S., the President of Nigeria has recently expressed interest in negotiating a BIT with the U.S. To view the TIFA document

 

 

 

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Posted: 11 May 2010, last updated 13 March 2011

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