Nigerian import export prohibition list

Nigeria import and export prohibition list – Incase you are thinking of starting an importation business, you need to be very sure of the list of products that are on the prohibition lists before going into the business. Here are the list of import prohibition lists for Nigeria according to the Nigerian customs service website.


Nigeria Import and Export Prohibition List

Nigeria Import Prohibition List


Live or Dead Birds including Frozen Poultry

H.S. Codes 0105.1100 – 0105.9900, 0106.3100 – 0106.3900, 0207.1100 – 0207.3600 and 0210.9900

Pork, Beef

H.S. Codes 0201.1000 – 0204.5000, 0206.1000 – 0206.9000, 0210.1000 – 0210.2000.

Birds Eggs

H.S. Code 0407.0000; excluding hatching eggs

Refined Vegetable Oils and Fats

H.S. Code 1507.1000.00 – 1516.2000.29 [but excluding refined Linseed, Castor and Olive oils. Crude vegetable oil are however NOT banned from importation].

Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form containing added flavouring or colouring matter

H.S. Code 1701.91.1000 – 1701.99.9000 in retail packs.

Cocoa Butter, Powder and Cakes

H.S. Codes 1802.00.0000 – 1803.20000, 1805.001000 – 1805.00.9000, 1806.10.0000 – 1806.20.0000 and 1804.00.0000.


H.S. Codes 1902.1100 – 1902.30.0000.

Fruit Juice in Retail Packs

H.S. Codes 2009.11.0012 – 2009.11.0013 – 2009.9000.99

Waters, including Mineral Waters and Aerated Waters containing added Sugar or Sweetening Matter or Flavoured, ice snow

H.S. Codes 2201.1000 – 2201.90.00, other non-alcoholic beverages

H.S. Code 2202.10.00 – 2202.9000.99 [ but excluding energy or Health Drinks {Liquid Dietary Supplements} e.g. Power Horse, Red Ginseng etc]

H.S. Code 2202.9000.91 and Beer and Stout (Bottled, Canned or Otherwise packed) H.S. Code 2203.0010.00 – 2203.0090.00

Bagged Cement

H.S. Code 2523.2900.22.

Medicaments falling under Headings 3003 and 3004 as indicated below:

  • Paracetamol Tablets and Syrups
  • Cotrimoxazole Tablets Syrups
  • Metronidazole Tablets and Syrups
  • Chloroquine Tablets and Syrups
  • Haematinic Formulations; Ferrous Sulphate and Ferrous Gluconate Tablets, Folic Acid Tablets, Vitamine B Complex Tablet [except modified released formulations].
  • Multivitamin Tablets, capsules and Syrups [except special formulations].
  • Aspirin Tablets [except modified released formulation and soluble aspirin].
  • Magnesium trisilicate tablets and suspensions.
  • Piperazine tablets and Syrups
  • Levamisole Tablets and Syrups
  • Clotrimazole Cream
  • Ointments – Penecilin/Gentamycin
  • Pyrantel Pamoate tablets and Syrups
  • Intravenous Fluids [Dextrose, Normal Saline, etc.]

Waste Pharmaceuticals

H.S. Code 3006.9200

Soaps and Detergents

H.S. Code 3401.11.1000 – 3402.90.0000 (in retail packs only)

Mosquito Repellant Coils

H.S. Code 3808.9110.91 (Mosquito Coils).

Sanitary Wares of Plastics

H.S. Code 3922.1000 – 3922.9000 and Domestic Articles and Wares of Plastics

H.S. Code 3924.1000 – 3924.9090.00 [but excluding Baby Feeding bottles 3924.9020.00] and flushing ceinstern and waterless toos toilets.

Rethreaded and used Pneumatic tyres but excluding used trucks tyres for rethreading of sized 11.00 x 20 and above 4012.2010.00.

Corrugated Paper and Paper Boards

H.S. Code 4808.1000,

and cartons, boxes and cases made from corrugated paper and paper boards

H.S. Code 4819.1000,

Toilet paper, Cleaning or facial tissue

H.S. Code 4818.1000 – 4818.9000 excluding baby diapers and incotinent pads for adult use 4818.4000.41 and Exercise Books

H.S. Code 4820.2000.

Telephone Re-charge Cards and Vouchers

H.S. Code 4911.9990.91

Carpets and other Textile floor coverings falling under

H.S. Code 5701.10.000 – 5705.00.0000

All types of Foot Wears, Bags and Suitcases

H.S. Codes 6401.1000.11 – 6405.9000.99 and 4202.1100.10 – 4202.9900.99 [but excluding Safety Shoes used in oil industries, Sports Shoes, canvass shoes all Completely Knocked Down (CKD) blanks and parts]

Hollow Glass Bottles of a capacity exceeding 150mls (0.15 litres) of all kinds used for packaging of beverages by breweries and other beverage and drink companies

H.S. Code 7010.9021.29 and 7010.9031.00.

Used Compressors

H.S. Code 8414.3000, Used Air Conditioners

H.S. Codes 8415.1000.11 – 8415.9000.99

Used Fridges/Freezers – H.S. Codes 8418.1000.11 – 8418.69.0000.

Used Motor Vehicles above fifteen (15) years from the year of manufacture

H.S. Codes 8703.10.00 – 8703.90.0000


H.S. Codes 9401.1000.00 – 9401.9000.99 and 9403.1000 – 9404.9000, but excluding Baby walkers, laboratory cabinets such as microscope table, fume cupboards, laboratory benches (9403), Stadium Chairs, height adjustments device, base sledge, seat frames and control mechanism, arm guide and headguides. Also excluded are; skeletal parts of furniture such as blanks, unholstered or unfinished part of metal, plastics, veneer, chair shell etc. Also excluded are Motor Vehicle seats (9401.2000.00) and Seats other than garden seats or camping equipment, convertible into beds (9401.4000.00)

Ball Point Pens and parts including refills (excluding tip)

H.S. Code 9608.10.0000

Goods: Shedule 4 The Importation of which is Absolutely Prohibited


Nigeria Export Prohibition List Nigeria

Here are the list of things you are not permitted to export out of Nigeri


Timber (rough or sawn)

Raw hides and skin (including Wet Blue and all unfinished leather)

H.S. Codes 4101.2000.00 – 4108.9200.00

Scrap Metals

Unprocessed rubber latex and rubber lumps

Artifacts and Antiquities

Wildlife animals classified as endangered species and their products

e.g. Crocodile; Elephant, Lizard, Eagle, Monkey, Zebra, Lion etc.

All goods imported



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