NIGERIA AGRICULTURAL QUARANTINE SERVICE


COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENT FOR THE EXPORTATION OF LIVE AQUATIC PRODUCTS
  • Submission of letter of intent to export live fish/ aquatic product to the Coordinating Director Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service(NAQ) (Sea Fisheries Act 1992)
  • Check for protocols for importation of live fish of the country of destination
  • Inspection of production processes for sanitary certification equivalent to EC Directive 91/493/EEC- (to be arranged and borne by exporter)
  • Pre-export isolation, monitoring, risk assessment (current water microscopy) (international quarantine protocol)
  • Radio-active Free Certificate.
  • Application for an Issuance of Health Certificate (EU/WTO/Codex requirement) for a fee.
  • Approval for export by The Coordinating Director, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service and invitation to apply for an EXPORT PERMIT with a bank draft payable to Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service. (Sea Fisheries Act 1992)
  • Approval for export by The Coordinating Director, Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service and invitation to apply for an EXPORT PERMIT with a bank draft payable to Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service. (Sea Fisheries Act 1992)
  • Inspection of handling and packaging.(to be arranged and borne by exporter)
  • Issuance of Export Permit not earlier than 48 hours to expected date of export.
  • Inspection of loading and pasting of HS-code on package by a Quarantine Officer (Sea Fisheries Regulation 1995) (to be arranged and borne by exporter.)
Note:
  1. Letter of intent should specify:
    • Name and address of source;
    • Type (species) of intended commodity;
    • Average weight (size) of product to be exported;
    • History of production of the commodity;
    • Record of average current water physico/chemical parameters;
    • Address to whom product is to be exported;
  2. Application for EXPORT PERMIT should specify:
    • Name of aircraft to be used for freighting of consignment.
    • Date and time of departure.
    • Port of Exit.
    • Packaging/ labeling compliance.
    • Average weight and quantity of fish being exported.
    • ATTACHMENTS TO APPLICATION FOR EXPORT PERMIT
An application for Export Permit must have the following attachments:
  • Health certificate equivalent to codex/EU protocol.
  • Radio-active Free Certificate equivalent to EU protocol.
  • A printed package label.