NIGERIAN EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCILIfeanyichukwu Okorie
NEPC (NIGERIAN EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL)
Introduction to NEPC
The Nigeria Export Promotion Council is the Federal Government of Nigeria’s apex institution for promoting the development and diversification of export trade. Established through the Nigerian Export Decree No. 26 of 1976, it was formally inaugurated in March 1977. The Council has over the years worked to achieve its mandate by coordinating and harmonizing export development and promotion activities in the country, taking the lead in all national export programmes and interfacing with international trade agencies on cooperation and capacity building.
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The vision of NEPC is to make the world a marketplace for Nigerians non-oil products while her mission is to spearhead the diversification of the Nigerian economy by expanding and increasing non-oil exports for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Nigeria Exporter Certificate Verification Portal
This is an online resource center for verifying exporter eligibility, claim status and more with Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). Click here to verify an exporter
The Roles of NEPC
- To promote the development and diversifications of Nigerian’s export trade
- To assist in promoting the development of export-oriented industries in Nigeria
- To spearhead the creation of appropriate export incentives
- To actively articulate and promote the implementation of export policies and programs of the Nigerian Government.
Core Actives of NEPC
- Trade Information Service
- Products and Market Development
- Human Resource Training and Development on exports
- Coordination and co-operation with a multi-lateral institution
How NEPC Can Assist Your Export Business
- The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) provides advisory services to local exporters in such areas as export procedure and documentation, transportation, financing, marketing techniques, quality control, export packaging, costing and pricing, publicity, and other similar activities.
- NEPC pursues the simplifications and streamlining of export procedures and documentation on a continual basis.
- NEPC conducts training courses for current and potential exporters to enable them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for export trade.
How To Register with NEPC
The starting point for becoming an exporter is to register with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), which is responsible for the promotion of non-oil exports and helps exporters in accessing export markets.
Having met the requirements, a registration certificate is issued which qualifies you as an exporter in Nigeria.
Requirements for Export Registration with NEPC
Any individual or a business entity who wants to venture into export business in Nigeria needs to complete the NEPC registration form obtainable online at www.nepc.gov.ng pay the relevant processing fee, upload relevant documents:
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Memorandum and Articles of Associations
- Current Certified True Copy of Particulars of Directors of the company (Form CO7)
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
- Certificate of Incorporation
- Certified True Copy of Memorandum and Articles of Association;
- Current Certified True Copy of Form CAC 1.1
- Certificate of Registration (Issued by Issuing Authority in the State and F.C.T)
- Bye-Laws of the Society
GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION
- Certificate of Registration
- Constitution of the Government Organization and Non-Governmental Organization
- Memorandum for Guidance of Applicant
Step By Step For Exporter Registration
- Click “Exporter registration” on the Menu bar.
- Create an account by filling in Name, Email address and Password and click register.
- On the dashboard Click on Register New Certificate.
- Fill in the details of the company seeking an exporter
- Choose the type of company and upload the relevant documents. Note: Individual CAC documents should be scanned as a single document before uploading.
- Choose Certificate delivery option; pick up or Courier. N/BCourier cost an extra N2500
- Click on Preview to review the information supplied in the form then click on Submit and proceed to payment.
- An invoice is generated then click on make payment
- Copy down the Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) and choose your preferred method of payment
- After payment, remember to confirm the payment by clicking on Log > Certificate, then copy down the order id and input it into the field, click on confirm payment and you will receive a notification of the status of the payment.
- Your certificate will be processed after confirmation of payment. You will receive an SMS and Email alert once your certificate is ready. This would normally take within 24 working hours for Pickup and up to 72 working hours for delivery.
- Business names are not accepted and any company that registers and makes payment using a business name will not be refunded
- Also, payments made for manual registration before April 3rd, 2017 will no longer be refunded
Registering a company with CAC
It is required by law to register your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) if you want to do legitimate business in Nigeria. The categories for business registration with CAC are
- Business name registration
- Private Limited Company (LTD)
- Public Limited Company (PLC)
- Company Limited by Guarantee (LTD/GTE)
- Unlimited Company (ULTD)
- Incorporated Trustee
The process of registering a company begins with an identification of a new name and name search for the new company.
An application is then to CAC, the Federal Government body responsible for registration of business names and companies if the name is approved and other specified conditions have met the certificate of incorporation will be issued to you upon payment of a fee.
The CAC registrations confer a legal status on your business and it is a requirement for all other business-related registrations.
Nigeria Export Promotion Council Offices
Headquarters (Export House)
424, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja. P.M.B, Garki, Abuja
Website: www.nepc.gov.ng Email: email@example.com
Regional Offices Addresses
Lagos Regional Office
13/15 Ladipo Oluwole Road, off Marine Road, P.M.B 12776, Apapa, Lagos State
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Enugu Regional Office
Agric Bank Building, Upper Presidential Road, Independent Layout, P.M.B 1611, Enugu, Enugu State
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Port Harcourt Regional Office
No. 7 & 9, Peremabri Street, D-line, Port Harcourt, River State.
Jos Regional Office
14, Langtan Street, P.M.B 2799, Jos, Plateaus State
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Kano Regional Office
39, New Court Road, Off Zoo Road, P.M.B 3498, Gyadi-Gyadi, Kano, Kano State
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Yola Regional Office
49/50, West Wing Ground Floor, Federal Secretariat Complex, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State.
Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com