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Importation: List Of Goods Nigeria Customs Banned

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has reportedly banned
some goods from being imported to the country

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The list of goods which have been absolutely prohibited, was
posted on the official website of the cross-border security
outfit, where it warned Nigerians sternly that failure to comply
will attract outright seizure of such goods and the suspects will
be charge to the Court of Competence Jurisdiction for
Check out the list below:

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• Live or Dead Birds including Frozen Poultry – H.S. Codes 0105.1100 – 0105.9900, 0106.3100 – 0106.3900, 0207.1100 – 0207.2600 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 0407.1100-0407.9000; excluding hatching eggs
• Refined Vegetable Oils and Fats – H.S. Code 1507.1000 – 1516.2090.00 [but excluding 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 1804.00.1000 – 1804.00.9000.
• Spaghetti/Noodles – H.S. Codes 1902.1100 – 1902.30.0000.
• Fruit Juice in Retail Packs – H.S. Codes 2009.11.1000 – 2009.11.9000 – 2009.90.9000
• Waters, including Mineral Waters and Aerated Waters containing added Sugar or Sweetening Matter or Flavoured, ice snow – H.S. Codes 2201.10.1000 – 2201.90.0000, other non-alcoholic beverages H.S. Code 2202.10.0000 – 2202.90.9000 [ but excluding energy or Health Drinks {Liquid Dietary Supplements} e.g. Power Horse, Red Ginseng etc] H.S. Code 2202.90.1000 and Beer and Stout (Bottled, Canned or Otherwise packed) H.S. Code 2203.0010.00 – 2203.0090.00
• Bagged Cement – H.S. Code 2523.2900.00.
• Medicaments falling under Headings 3003 and 3004 as indicated below:
1. Paracetamol Tablets and Syrups
2. Cotrimoxazole Tablets Syrups
3. Metronidazole Tablets and Syrups
4. Chloroquine Tablets and Syrups
5. Haematinic Formulations; Ferrous Sulphate and Ferrous Gluconate Tablets, Folic Acid Tablets, Vitamine B Complex Tablet [except modified released formulations].
6. Multivitamin Tablets, capsules and Syrups [except special formulations].
7. Aspirin Tablets [except modified released formulation and soluble aspirin].
8. Magnesium trisilicate tablets and suspensions.
9. Piperazine tablets and Syrups
10. Levamisole Tablets and Syrups
11. Clotrimazole Cream
12. Ointments – Penecilin/Gentamycin
13. Pyrantel Pamoate tablets and Syrups
14. 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
• Mosquito Repellant Coils – H.S. Code 3808.91.1700 (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 9619.00.2200 and Exercise Books – H.S. Code 4820.20.0000.
• Telephone Re-charge Cards and Vouchers – H.S. Code 4911.99.91.00
• Carpets and other Textile floor coverings falling under H.S. Code 5701.10.000 – 5705.00.0000, 5516.2400, 5516.3400, and 5514.4900.00

• All types of Foot Wears, Bags and Suitcases H.S. Codes 6401.10.9000 – 6405.90.9000 and 4202.11.9000 – 4202.99.9000 [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 7010.90.4900 and 7010.9031.00.
• Used Compressors – H.S. Code 8414.30.9000, Used Air Conditioners – H.S. Codes 8415.10.1000 – 8415.90.9000 and Used Fridges/Freezers – H.S. Codes 8418.10.1000 – 8418.69.0000.
• Used Motor Vehicles above fifteen (15) years from the year of manufacture – H.S. Codes 8703.10.0000 – 8703.90.0000
• Furniture – 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.
• Ball Point Pens and parts including refills (excluding tip)
Goods: Shedule 4 The Importation of which is highly prohibited

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★Air Pistols

★Airmail Photographic Printing Paper.

★All counterfeit/pirated materials or articles including Base or
Counterfeit Coin of any Country.

★Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar

★Blank invoices.

★Coupons for Foreign Football pools or other betting


★Exhausted tea or tea mixed with other substances. For the
purposes of this item, “exhausted tea” means any tea which
has been deprived of its proper quality, strength, or virtue by
steeping, infusion, decoction or other means.

★Implements appertaining to the reloading of cartridges.
Indecent or obscene prints, painting, books, cards, engraving
or any indecent or obscene articles.


★Matches made with white phosphorous.

★Materials of any description with a design which, considering
the purpose for which any such material is intended to be
used, is likely in – the opinion of the president to create a
breach of the peace or to offend the religious views of any
class of persons in Nigeria.

★Meat, Vegetables or other provisions declared by a health
officer to be unfit for human consumption.

★Piece goods and all other textiles including wearing apparel,
hardware of all kinds’ crockery and china or earthenware
goods bearing inscriptions (whether in Roman or Arabic
characters) from the Koran or from the traditions and
commentaries on the Koran.

★Pistols disguised in any form.

★Second-hand clothing.

★Silver or metal alloy coins not being legal tender in Nigeria.

★Nuclear Industrial waste and other Toxic waste

Spirits: -Other than -Alcoholic bitters, liqueurs, cordials and
mixtures admitted as such in his discretion by the Comptroller-
General and which are not deemed to be injurious spirits within
the meaning of any enactment or law relating to liquor or
liquor licensing.

Brandy , i.e. a Spirit Distilled in Grape-growing countries from
fermented grape juice and from no other materials and Stored
in wood for a period of three years;
Drugs and medicinal spirits admitted as such in his discretion
by the Comptroller-General.

Gin , i.e. Spirit- Produced by distillation from a mixed mash of
cereal grains only saccharified by the diastase of malt and the
Flavoured by redistillation with juniper berries and other
vegetable ingredients and of a brand which has been notified
as an approved brand by notice in the Gazette and in
containers labeled with the name and address of the owner of
the brand; or produced by distillation at least three times in a
pot-still from mixed mash or barley, rye and maize
saccharified by diastase of malt – and then rectified by re-
distillation in a potstill after the addition of juniper berries and
other vegetable materials.

Methylated or denatured spirit
, i.e. – Mineralized Methylated
spirit mixed as follows: – To every ninety parts by volume of
spirits nine and one-half parts by volume of wood naphtha
and one-half of one part by volume of crude pyridine and to
every 455 litres of the mixture 1.7 litres of mineral naphtha or
petroleum oil and not less than 0.7 grammes by weight of
powdered aniline dye (Methyl violet) and so in proportion for
any quantity less than 455 litres; and Industrial Methylated
spirit imported under license from the Comptroller-General and
mixed as follows: – To every ninety-five parts by volume of
spirits five parts by volume of wood naphtha and also one-half
of one part by volume of the mixture; and spirits denatured for
a particular purpose in such manner as the Comptroller-
General in any special circumstance may permit.

Perfumed Spirits
Rum i.e. a Spirit – Distilled direct from sugar-cane products in
sugar-cane growing countries; and
Stored in wood for a period of three years.
Spirits imported for medical or scientific purposes, subject to
such conditions as the Comptroller-General may prescribe
Spirits totally unfit for use as portable spirits admitted to
entry as such in the discretion by the Comptroller-General
Whisky , i.e. a Spirit- Obtained by distillation from a mash or
cereal grains saccharified by diastase of malt; and
Stored in wood for a period of three years.
Containing more than forty-eight and one-half per centum of
pure alcohol by volume except denatured, medicated and
perfumed spirits, and such other spirits which the Comptroller-
General, in his discretion, may allow to be imported subject to
such conditions as he may see fit to Impose.

Weapons of any description which in the opinion of the
Comptroller-General are designed for the discharge of any
noxious liquid, gas or other similar substance and any
ammunition containing or in the opinion of the Comptroller-
General or adapted to contain any noxious liquid, gas or other
similar substances.

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