63 Nigeria Import Prohibition List 2022 – list of items banned for import in nigeria

63 Nigeria Import Prohibition List 2022 – list of items banned for import in Nigeria. See the list of banned imported goods in Nigeria.

When it comes to Importing and Exporting items for one country to another, it is very important to be familiar with the regulations of each country you are importing or exporting to. Last week, I highlighted items that you cannot export from Nigeria to other countries and this week, we are going to be looking at the items that cannot be imported into Nigeria.

The Nigerian Custom service are responsible to enforce and work with other government agencies including the National Agency for Food and drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) to regularize import and Export regulations because of Social Security, Public Health, Environmental protection and for the maintenance of Health and Morality.

1. 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

2. Pork, Beef H.S. Codes 0201.1000 0204.5000, 0206.1000 0206.9000, 0210.1000

3. Birds Eggs H.S. Code 0407.11000407.9000; excluding hatching eggs

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Spaghetti/Noodles H.S. Codes 1902.1100 1902.30.0000.

8. Fruit Juice in Retail Packs H.S. Codes 2009.11.1000 2009.11.9000 2009.90.9000

9. 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 nonalcoholic
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

10. Bagged Cement H.S. Code 2523.2900.00.

11. 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.]

12. Waste Pharmaceuticals H.S. Code 3006.9200

13. Soaps and Detergents H.S. Code 3401.11.1000 3402.90.0000 in retail packs

14. Mosquito Repellant Coils H.S. Code 3808.91.1700 (Mosquito Coils).

15. 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.

16. Rethreaded and used Pneumatic tyres but excluding used trucks tyres for rethreading of sized
11.00 x 20 and above 4012.2010.00.

17. 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.

18. Telephone Recharge Cards and Vouchers H.S. Code 4911.99.91.00

19. 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

20. 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]

21. 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.

22. 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

23. Used Motor Vehicles above fifteen (15) years from the year of manufacture H.S. Codes
8703.10.0000 8703.90.0000

24. 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.

25. Ball Point Pens and parts including refills (excluding tip)

Goods: Shedule 4
The Importation of which is Absolutely Prohibited

38 List of Goods which is Absolutely Prohibited

  1. Air Pistols


  1. Airmail Photographic Printing Paper.


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


  1. Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar substances.


  1. Blank invoices.


  1. Coupons for Foreign Football pools or other betting arrangements.


  1. 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.


  1. Implements appertaining to the reloading of cartridges.


  1. Indecent or obscene prints, painting, books, cards, engraving or any indecent or obscene articles.



  1. Matches made with white phosphorous.


  1. 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.


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


  1. 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.


  1. Pistols disguised in any form.


  1. Second-hand clothing.


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


  1. Nuclear Industrial waste and other Toxic waste


  1. Spirits: –
  2. Other than –
  3. 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.


  1. 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;


  1. Drugs and medicinal spirits admitted as such in his discretion by the Comptroller-General.


  1. 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
  2. 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.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Spirits denatured for a particular purpose in such manner as the Comptroller-General in any special circumstance may permit;
  4. Perfumed Spirits


  1. Rum i.e. a Spirit – Distilled direct from sugar-cane products in sugar-cane growing countries; and
  2. Stored in wood for a period of three years.


  1. Spirits imported for medical or scientific purposes, subject to such conditions as the Comptroller-General may prescribe;


  1. Spirits totally unfit for use as portable spirits admitted to entry as such in the discretion by the Comptroller-General; and


  1. Whisky, i.e. a Spirit- Obtained by distillation from a mash or cereal grains saccharified by diastase of malt; and
  2. Stored in wood for a period of three years.


  1. 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.


  1. 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

Export Prohibition List

1. Maize
2. Timber (rough or sawn)

3. Raw hides and skin (including Wet Blue and all unfinished leather) H.S. Codes
4101.2000.00 4108.9200.00

4. Scrap Metals

5. Unprocessed rubber latex and rubber lumps

6. Artifacts and Antiquities

7. Wildlife animals classified as endangered species and their products
e.g. Crocodile; Elephant, Lizard, Eagle, Monkey, Zebra, Lion etc.

8. All goods imported

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