I am looking at exporting super market groceries from the Uk to Nigeria.


I need list of whole sellers or suppliers in the UK who can give me a proforma invoice.
What other goods apart from the above that are made here that I can export to Nigeria?


Dear Ucha,

Thank you for your question.

I think that your first point of contact should be the Commercial team in the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos. They can help you identify which goods can be exported into Nigeria and assist you in finding wholesellers. Rukayat Lawal covers the retail sector. Her email address is Rukayat.Lawal@fco.gov.uk

Can I also suggest that you take a look at this list of prohibited imports from the Nigeria Customs website – https://www.customs.gov.ng/ProhibitionList/import.php

Hope that you find this useful.


Jennie Rich
Open to Export team


Thank you for your comment Jennie.

Dear Uche,

Thank you for your enquiry.

I work with the Commercial team of the British Deputy High Commission, Lagos that is UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), Nigeria and my team covers the Retail Sector.

Re: looking at exporting supermarket groceries from UK to Nigeria please note that the Food and Drinks industry in Nigeria is regulated by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (www.nafdac.gov.ng<http://www.nafdac.gov.ng/>). You may also visit https://www.customs.gov.ng/ProhibitionList/import.php and https://www.customs.gov.ng/ProhibitionList/import_2.php which provides a list of products that are prohibited from being imported into the country.

For further enquiry you may wish to contact me on my email address provided above by Jennie.


Dear Uche

Once you have foudn a supplier base and determined if goods can be exported then please contact us for help and prices in shipping to Nigeria.

It may also be worth noting that the receiver of the goods in Nigeria may also require to start a process in Nigeria and apply for a Form M with the local authorities to allow goods to be imported.

If you need any further help or prices for shipping please contact me.

Kind regards
Dave Eales
Excel Shipping Limited
Tel 01708 515151
e mail davide@excelshipping.com

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