Pre-Shipment Documentation & Permits

LXGlobal has a team of compliance experts that can support our clients for the establishment of pre-shipment permits and other regulatory documents needed for their imports.

Pre-Shipment Documents required for import are: 

  • Proforma Invoice (issued by Shipper to facilitate Form M processing). Product HS Code, Country of Origin & Supply, freight Charges and Destination Port MUST be listed on main body of PFI
  • Form M (Processed by Importer) LX may process on behalf of Importer if terms are DAP/DDP). Form M can be 'Valid for Forex' (used to Remit funds) or 'Non Valid for Forex' (no fund remittance required)
  • SONCAP (processed with SGS, Intertek or Cotecna – see SONCAP process) -
  • NAFDAC Import Permit for Chemicals, Food & Pharmaceuticals -
  • Electrical Electronic Equipment (EEE) form for Electrical/Electromagnetic imports to be processed by importer - forms at
  • NNRA & NPF Permits for Radioactive Materials, Explosives or Ammunitions