Naija Import Prohibition List (Trade)

This List contains items that are prohibited for trade purposes, but that can be brought into the country in reasonable quantity for personal use. The revised import prohibition list (Trade) and other Fiscal Policy Measures are as follows:

1. Live or Dead Birds including Frozen Poultry
2. Pork and Pork Products, beef and beef products, mutton, lamb and Goat Meat.
3. Bird's eggs
4. Flowers (Plastic and Fresh)
5. Cassava/Cassava Products
6. Fresh and dried
7. Maize
8. Wheat flour
9. Vegetable Oils and Fats
10. Sugar Confectionaries (other than Chocolate)
11. Cocoa butter, powder and cakes
12. Spaghetti/Noodles
13. Biscuits
14. Fruit Juice in retail packs
15. Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, not containing added sugar or sweetening matter or flavoured ice-snow.
16. Water, including minerals waters and water containing added sugar of sweetening matter of flavoured and other non-alcoholic beverages.
17. Beer (Bottled, Canned or otherwise packed)
18. Bentonites and barytes
19. Bagged cement
20. Medication failing under headings 3003 & 2004 as indicated below:
(a) Paracetamol tablets and syrups
(b) Cotrimoxazole tablets and syrups
(c) Mestronidazole tablets and syrups
(d) Chroloroquine tablets and syrups
(e) Haematinic formulations
(i) Ferrous sulphate and ferrous gluconate tablets
(ii) Folic acid tablets
(iii) Vitamin B Complex tablets (except modified release formulations)
(f) Multivitamin tablets, capsules and syrups (except special formulations)
(g) Aspirin tablets (except modified release formulations and soluble aspirin).
(h) Magnesium trisilicate tablets and suspensions
(i) Piperazine tablets and syrups
(j) Levamisole tablets and syrups
(k) Clotrimazole cream
(l) Ampicillin /Cloxacillin combination capsules
(m) Ointments - penicillin/gentamycin
(n) Pyrantel pamoate tablets and syrups
(o) Intravenous Fluids (Dextrose, Normal Saline etc)

21. Pharmaceutical, drugs/Regulated products to be shipped through:
(i) Apapa Area 1 Port Lagos
(ii) Calabar Port
(iii) Port Harcourt 1 Port
(iv) Murtala Mohammed Int. Airport, Lagos
(v) Mallam Aminu Kano Int.Airport, Kano
(vi) Port Harcourt Airport, Port Harcourt
(vii) Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja
22. Waste Pharmaceuticals
23. Toothpastes of all kinds
24. Finished soaps and Detergents
25. Mosquito Repellent Coils
26. Sanitary Wares of Plastics
27 Tooth Picks
28. Rethreaded and used Pneumatic tyres
29. Corrugated paper and paper boards
30. Envelopes
31. Toilet paper, cleansing or facial tissues, towel and similar sanitary articles
32. Exercise Books
33. Textile fabrics of all types and articles thereof and yarn

(a) Nylon tyre cord
(b) Multifilament nylon chafer fabrics and tracing cloth
(c) Textile fabrics, coated, impregnated, laminated or covered with plastics for industrial use
(d) Narrow fabrics
(e) Trimmings
(f) Made-up fishing nets
(g) Mosquito nets
(h) Gloves for industrial use
(i) Canvas fabrics for manufacture of fan belts
(j) Moulding cups Lycra
(k) Elastic bans
(l) Motifs
(m) Textile products and articles for technical use including
(n) Transmission or Conveyors Belt or belting of textile materials
(o) Polypropylene primary and secondary carpet backing materials
(p) Fibre rope, slings, cables etc
(q) Mutilated rags
(r) Fibre/Non woven
(s) Acetate tow
(t) Lace and Embroidery
(u) Yarn
(v) Metallic Yarn
(w) Viscose Yarn (Rayon and filament)
(x) Base fabrics
34. All types of foot wears and bags including suitcases of leather and plastics
35. Cutlasses, Axes, Pick axes, spades, shovels and similar tools
36. Used compressors
37. Used Motor Vehicles above eight (8) years from the manufacture
38. Fully built and CKD Bicycles, frames, forks, rims and mudguards
39. Wheel barrows
40. Furniture
41. Electric generating sound proof casings
42. Gaming machines
43. Ball Point Pens
44. Hollow Glass Bottles of a Capacity exceeding 150mls (0.15 litres) of a kind used for packaging of beverages by breweries and other beverage and drink companies.

GOODS: The Importation of which is absolutely prohibited
1. Air pistols
2. Airmail photographic printing paper
3. Base or counterfeit coin of any country
4. Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar substances
5. Black invoices
6. Coupons for foreign football pools or other betting arrangements
7. Cowries
8. Exhausted tae 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.
9. Implements appertaining to the reloading of cartridges
10. Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, books, cards, engravings or any indecent or obscene articles.
11. Manilas
12. Matches made with white phosphorous
13. 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.
14. Meat, vegetables or other provisions declared by a health officer to be unfit for human consumption.
15. Piece goods and all other textiles including wearing apparel, hardware of all kinds crockery and China or earthen way goods bearing inscriptions (whether in Roman or Arabic Characters) from the Koran or from the traditions and commentaries on the Koran.
16. Pistols disguised in any form
17. Second-hand clothing
18. Silver or metal alloy coins not being legal tender in Nigeria
19. Spirits.
(1) other than
(a) alcoholic bitter, 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 enctment or law relating to liquor or liquor licensing.
(b) Brandy, i.e. a spirit:
(i) distilled in grape-growing countries from fermented grape juice and from no other materials and
(ii) stored in wood for a period of three years
(c) drugs and medicinal spirits admitted as such in his discretion by the Comptroller-General.
(d) Gin, i.e. a spirit:
(i) produced by distillation from a mixed mash of cereal grains only sachharified by the diastase of malt and then flavoured by re-distillation with juniper berries and other vegetable ingredients and of 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, r

(ii) produced by distillation at least three times in a pot-still from mixed mash or barley, rye and maize saccharified by the diastase of malt and them rectified by re-distillation in a pot-still after the addition of juniper berries and other vegetable materials:

(e) methylated or denatured spirit i.e.
(i) 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 or powdered aniline dye (methyl violet) and so in proportion for any quantity less than 455 litres; and
(ii) industrial methylated spirits imported under licence 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

(iii) spirits denatured for a particular purpose in such manner as the Comptroller-general in any special circumstance may permit.

(f) Perfumed spirit
(g) Rum, i.e. spirit
(i) distilled direct from sugar-cane products in sugar cane growing countries and
(ii) stored in wood for a period of three years

(h) spirits imported for medical or scientific purposes, subject to such conditions as the Comptroller-general may prescribe.
(i) Spirits totally unit for use as potable spirits admitted to entry as such in the discretion by the Comptrollers General and
(j) Whisky, i.e. a spirit
(i) obtained by distillation from a mash or cereal grains saccharified by the distaste of malt and

(ii) Stored in wood for a period of three years.

2. Containing more than forty-eight and one-half per centum of pure alcohol by volume except denatured medicated and perfumed spirits and such other spirit which the comptroller-General in his discretion, may allow to be imported subject to such condition as he may see fit to impose.