Includes typical use of agents and distributors and how to find a good partner, e.g., whether use of an agent or distributor is legally required.
Last Published: 8/11/2017

Often times when U.S. companies exports into Nigeria, they involve local representatives with whom they may have spoken and/or met with at one time or the other. However, leveraging on the services provided by the Commercial Service in Nigeria, these companies most times get the desired representatives that have met their company’s business partnership requirements to facilitate their market entry into the country.
CS Nigeria encourages U.S. companies to employ the services of experienced commercial lawyers in completing the incorporation process and in dealing with providers of ground support services such as housing and tenancy agreements. 


Prepared by our U.S. Embassies abroad. With its network of 108 offices across the United States and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting

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