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HomePublic SectorProduct Conformity Assessment (PCA)Nigeria – SGS Mandate
To prevent the import of substandard and unsafe products into Nigeria all exporters and manufacturers must subject regulated goods to scrutiny against the standards and technical requirements of the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON).
We can test and verify your products against SON’s offshore Standards Organization of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Program (SONCAP). Under SONCAP goods intended for import which are on the list of regulated products must undergo a product conformity assessment in their country of origin.
With decades of experience in product assessment our global network of industry experts can offer tailored services to help your products demonstrate compliance.
Our accreditation for the re-engineered SONCAP was renewed on November 14, 2012, and comes into effect from March 1, 2013. The process for the new program differs from its predecessor. It introduces three routes to certification, and a number of different documents to be issued per route:
Test reports are to be presented for all the Certification Routes. Valid test reports are to be issued by:
Compliance with SON requirements is confirmed through the issue of:
The purpose of attestation is as follows:
As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and Certification Company with a global network we are committed to providing exporters to Nigeria, and importers in Nigeria, with efficient services under SONCAP.