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SONCAP procedures now mandatory for all courier shipments

14 June 2018  
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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has notified IOE&IT Corporate Member XDS Solutions that the Federal Ministry of Finance (Nigeria) has introduced an additional requirement of the SONCAP program. 

XDS Solutions advises fellow members that the new requirement mandates that all courier shipments valid, or not valid for Forex, must now also apply for a Form M and follow SONCAP procedures. 

This affects products being exported to Nigeria and will be required for shipment clearance at Nigeria Customs Ports and Borders.

New to the Nigeria SONCAP process?  XDS Solutions has a helpful guide Understand SONCAP – Export to Nigeria which will help.

Stay informed – SONCAP CoC

To stay up to date with the Nigeria SONCAP conformity assessment programme and receive notification of customs compliance changes as they happen register your details with the XDS Solutions Africa via or +44 01245 249002.

Exporters who are concerned about the complexities of international compliance can boost their knowledge base by enrolling staff on the Institute’s Diploma in World Customs Compliance. The pioneering 18 month to two-year online course offers part-time blended learning, with modular assessments - and leads to a full customs qualification at level 5 diploma level. You can check it out here – where you will also find details of our complete range of professional qualifications.

About XDS Solutions

Chelmsford-based XDS Solutions was launched in 2013 to offer export managers a fast and simple way to organise SASO and SONCAP Certificates of Conformity. With more than 12 years’ experience navigating export documentation, its founders knew well the frustration felt at being unable to find a straightforward route. Instead of slow, complex, web-based conformity assessment, an XDS Account Manager personally manages every step of each client’s compliance journey.  Moving mountains to meet certification deadlines.

To discuss your firm’s export procedures, and benefit from industry leading turnaround times for issuance of SASO & SONCAP Certificates of Conformity, visit

If you would like more information on the IOEIT’s membership and training, please feel free to contact us at: +44(0)1733 - 404400