Describes the country's standards landscape, identifies the national standards and accreditation bodies, and lists the main national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.
Last Published: 6/16/2016

Overview

The Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) registers and regulates standard marks and specifications.  The National Agency for Food and Drug 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) www.son.gov.ng.
 
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) www.nafdac.gov.ng.
 
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Conformity Assessment

Information regarding conformity assessment is available on the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) Website: www.son.gov.ng and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Website: www.nafdac.gov.ng.  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

Information regarding product certification is available on the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) website:  www.sononline-ng.org and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) website:  www.nafdacnigeria.org.
 
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 little information regarding accreditation available on the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) Website: www.son.gov.ng and National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) website: www.nafdac.gov.ng.
 
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

SON and NAFDAC inconsistently alert the public to changes in technical regulations.  In practice, it is best to contact SON and NAFDAC directly to ask about current regulations.
 
The SON and NAFDAC contact information can be found on their websites: 
Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON):  www.son.gov.ngonline.org
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC):  www.nafdac.gov.ng
 

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