Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service

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PLANT QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT

S/NO  Documentation, Inspection, Diagnostic, Treatment and Certification  Fees (N)  Permits  Waivers  Approval  Certification  Timeline 
1.  EXPORT CERTIFICATION             
  Domestic quantities carried as personal food  3,000.00  Nil  NA  Director PQS  Yes  1-2 hrs 
  Samples of food items from (1-5kg) for commercial  5,000.00  Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  2-5 
  1*20 ft container  5,000.00  Nil  NA  Director (PQS)  Yes  2 days- 1 week 
  1*40ft container  10,000.00  Nil  NA  Director (PQS)  Yes  2days-1week 
  Planting materials/germplasm  5,000.00  Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  2 days-1 weeks 
  Wooden Materials(pallets)  5,000.00  Nil  NA  Director  Yes  1-2 day 
  Log of wood 20ft/40ft  20,000.00  Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  1-2days 
2.  INSPECTION DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT             
  Food items from (0.5kg - 50kg)  5,000.00  Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  2-5days 
  1*20 ft container  20,000.00  Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  2days-1week 
  1*40 ft container  25,000.00  Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  2days-1week 
  Planting materials/germsplasm  15,000.00  Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  1-2days 
  Wooden materials (Pallets)    Nil  NA  Director(PQS)  Yes  2hrs -1 
  Log of wood 20ft/40ft    Nil  NA  Director(PQS)NA  Yes  2hrs-2days 
3.  IMPORTATION OF PLANTS/PLANT PRODUCTS             
4.  REGISTRATION OF IMPORTER  2,000.00  Nil  NA  Director PQS  Yes  2 hrs 
5.  PROCESSING OF IMPOR PERMIT PER CROP TYPE/VARIETY             
  Government approved research organizations/industiesetc) less than or equal to 5kg  10,000.00  Yes  NA  Director (PQS)  Nil  1-2days 
  Administration charges  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr 
6.  PROCESSING OF IMPORT PERMIT PER CROP TYPE/VARIETY            
  (Private organization and individuals) less than or equal to 5kg for diagnostics and screening  20,000.00  Yes  NA  Director (PQS)  Nil  1-3days 
  Administration charges  10,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr 
7.  SEEDS (ALL TYPES)             
  5kg - 50kg (charges for diagnostics and treatment, per kg)  100.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2days- 1 week 
  Administration charges  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr 
  Administration charges/Issuance of permit  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2days-1 week 
  1.5mt - 2.5mt (charges for diagnostics and treatment, cumulative)  100,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2days-1 week 
  Administration charges/Issuance of permit  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-hr 
  All bulk importation of germplasm will attract source of origin inspection***    Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 days- 1week 
  2.5mt will attract additional charges per tonnage on a prorate basis at 10,000/MT  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr 
8.  VEGETABLE SEEDS IN SACHETS             
  Less than 25gm (Seed health testing per gm)  50.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2days 
  25gm-50gm (Seed health testing per gm)  50.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2days 
  above 50gm (Seed health testing per gm)  50.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2days 
  Administrative charges/issuance of permit. Cumulative for above consignments.  500.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr 
9.  SPROUTED NUTS             
  1-100,000 nuts (diagnostic and treatment per nut)  80.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2days- 1week 
  Above 100,000 nuts (diagnostic and treatment per nut) For the above consignment, there will be mandatory field monitoring for 18 months at importers expense and when ncessary source of origin inspection required  20.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr  
  Administrative charges /issuance of import permit per nut (1-100,000 nuts)  2.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr  
  Administrative charges /issuance of import permit per nut (Above 100,000 nuts)  1.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 hr  
10.  IMPORT PERMIT ISSUE BY GLASS HOUSE SCREENING FOR GERMPLASM             
  For processing duration 1-6 months (laboratory investigation, treatment and monitoring per crop type cummulative)  40,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  For processing duration 1-6 months (conduct of PRA and administrative charge/issuance of permits)  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs.s 
  For processing duration 6-12 months (laboratory investigation, treatment and monitoring per crop type cummulative)  65,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  For processing duration 6-12 months (conduct of PRA and administrative charge/issuance of permits)  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs.s 
  For processing duration above 12 months (laboratory investigation, treatment and monitoring per crop type cummulative)  85,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  For processing duration 12 months (conduct of PRA and administrative charge/issuance of permits)  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs.s 
11.  PLANT CUTTINGS, TUBERS, RHIZOMES, BULBS             
  Less than 100 units(treatment per unit, appropriate chemical used to be stated)  180.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  3hrs -1day 
  Less than 100 units(per unit, administrative charge/issuance of import permit)  5,000.00          2 hrs 
  Every additional unit subsequent up to 1000 units  50.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  3hrs -1day 
  Above 100 units(treatment per unit, appropriate chemical used to be stated)  20.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  3hrs -1day 
12.  DRIED PLANTS,ORNAMENTALS (LEAVES, FLOWER, ROOTS, AND BARKS ETC)             
  Per kg treatment, appropriate chemical used to be stated  500.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2hrs -1day 
13.  DRIED PLANTS,ORNAMENTALS (LEAVES, FLOWER, ROOTS, AND BARKS ETC.)             
  Per kg treatment, appropriate chemical used to be stated  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
14.  DRIED PLANTS,ORNAMENTALS (LEAVES, FLOWER, ROOTS, AND BARKS ETC.)             
  Plant tissue materials/tube (laboratory analysis/unit of material)  200.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 days 
  Plant tissue materials/tube (Administrative charge/issuance of import permit)  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
  Consignment of Herbarium (Laboratory analysis for materials of units of 100 each)  1,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  Consignment of Herbarium (administrative charges/issuance of import permit for materials of 100 each)  1,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
  Bio-control agents(investigation and monitoring cumulative)  20,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  administrative charges/issuance of import permit   5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
15.  VERMICULITE PEATMOSS ETC, (COMMERCIAL PURPOSE)             
  laboratory analysis per metric tonne units  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  Administrative charges/issuance of import permit  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
16.  CRUDE BYRITE, BENTONITE AND GYPSUM             
  Crude byrite, bentonite and gypsum per metric tons  100.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  Laboratory analysis per metric tonne units  100,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  Administrative charges/issuance of import permit  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
17.  LARGE/BULK IMPORTATION: FOR PROCESSING OR CONSUMPTION (ALL CROP TYPES)             
  Per metric tonne/crop type (inspection and treatment)  300,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- 1day  
  Per metric tonne (administrative charges/issuance of import permit  200.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
18.  BULK VEGETABLES/FRUITS (FOR CONSUMPTION)ALL CROP TYPES             
  Per metric tonne/crop type (inspection and treatment)  600,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- 1day  
  Per metric tonne (administrative charges/issuance of import permit  200.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
19.  BARLEY, MALT AND OATS             
  Per metric tonne(inspection and treatment)  300,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- 1day  
  Per metric tonne (administrative charges/issuance of import permit  200.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
20.  COTTON SEEDS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE             
  Per metric tonne (inspection and treatment)  600,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- day  
Per metric tonne (administrative charges/issuance of import permit  400.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
21.  COTTON SEED FOR PLANTING             
  Per metric tonne(inspection and treatment)  1,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- 1day 
  Per metric tonne (administrative charges/issuance of import permit  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
22.  WHEAT             
  Per metric tonne inspection and treatment   3.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
  Per metric tonne:administrative charges/issuance of import permit  20.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1-2 weeks 
23.  SOYA BEANS, MAIZE AND RICE             
  inspection and treatment Per metric tonne  6.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- 1day 
  administrative charges/issuance of import permit per metric tonne  4.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
  Soya beans, maize and rice for planting Inspection and treatment per kg  2.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
  Field inspection compulsory at planting and flowering(field visits outside service provider location will attract additional transport costs)administrative charge/issuance of import permit   20.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 week 
24.  SOYA BEAN MEAL             
  Inspection and treatment per metric tonne  6.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
  Administrative charge/issuance ofimport permit  4.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
25.  TOBACCO             
  Inspection and treatment per metric tonne  2,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs - 1day 
  Administrative charge/issuance ofimport permit  500.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
26.  IMPORT OF HARD WOOD: SOLID WOOD PACKAGING MATERIALS             
  Per 20ft container (inspection and treatment if wood was not stamped or covered by import permit)  40,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- 1day 
  Per 20ft container(administrative charge/issuance of import permit)  3,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
  Per 40ft container (inspection and treatment if wood was not stamped or covered by import permit)  70,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs- 1day 
  Per 40ft container(administrative charge/issuance of import permit)  5,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2 hrs 
  Treatment of packages minimum charge  20,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2-6 hrs 
  Non-compliance with treatment of hardwood/SWPM  50,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2-6 hrs 
  Certificate for hardwood/Compliance  15,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2-4 hrs 
  Certificate/Compliance of Solid wooden material (SWPM)  5,000,000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  2-4 hrs 
  Import of crop germplasm involving field inspections
Source of origin inspection
Follow up field inspections(in Country) charges for the above are based on logistics or location, work load, crop type/pest risk, sampling pattern and number of inspector.
Seed health testing(laboratory analysis per sample) 
5,0000.00  Yes  NA  Director(PQS)  Nil  1 week 
NA = Not Applicable
Note: All charges are subject to review



ANIMAL QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT

S/N  DOCUMENTATION, INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION  FEES  PERMITS  WAIVERS  APPROVAL  CERTIFICATION  TIMELINE 
Registration of Trader  5,000.00    NA    Release Cert.  1 Day 
IMPORTATION OF LIVE ANIMALS             
Pet animals(Dogs, CAts, Parrots etc.)Per animal  5,000.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
ii  Trade animals (Large ruminants)Per animal  1,000.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
iii  Trade animals (Small ruminants)Per animal  500.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
iv  Game animals, Security animals & wild animals Per animal  10,000.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
Breeding stock of all other Categories of live animals/per kg  200.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
vi  Live      NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(a)  Day old chick(DOC)  5.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(b)  Domestic live birds/per bird (Ducks, Quails)  10.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(c)  Geese and Flamings/per bird  900.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(d)  Ostritches and other large breeds/per bird  2,000.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
vii  Laboratory/Research animals (rats,mice,rabbits)/per animal  100.00    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
IMPORTATION OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS             
(i)  Tallow/per Metric tonne  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(ii)  Meat and Meat products (all animal species) including poultry meat  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(iii)  Milk and milk products/per metric  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(iv)  Hides and skin, horns, horn tips, hooves, and other body parts (allanimals species) per metric tonne  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(v)  Pomo(semi processed fresh hide/skin 1/KG)  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(vi)  Animals feeds  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(vii)  Birds egg/per metric tonne  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(viii)  Birds egg(separated into yolk/albumen and liquid/powder)/per metric tonne  75k/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(ix)  Vaccines,semen,infection agents and research/laboratory specimen/per ampoule of 10 (ten)doses  2000/5000 doses (>5000=1000)    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(x)  Honey/kg  10/Litre    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(xi)  Blood meal/bone meal  75/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
(xii)  Products containing broth,powder, etc. of animal products  75/kg    NA    Release Cert.  I Day 
DEFAULTS             
Non presentation of import documents  1.50/kg  Nil         
ii  Presentation of forged documents  3/kg           
iii  Presentation of expired documents  1kg  Nil         
iv  Under declaration/valuation of consignment/misrepresentation  2kg  Nil         
QUARANTINE CHARGES ARE DEPENDENT ON SPECIE OF ANIMAL, NUMBER OF ANIMALS, FEEDING, LABORATORY TESTS, TREATMENTS, PERIOD OF QUARANTINE AMONG OTHERS             
6.  EXPORT OF LIVE ANIMALS             
Per animals (Dogs, cats, parrots,etc.)/per animal   2,000.00        NAQS  1 Day 
ii  Trade animals (Large ruminants)/per animal   400.00        NAQS  1 Day 
iii  Trade animals (small ruminants)/per animal   200.00        NAQS  1 Day 
iv  Game animals, security/wide animals/per animal   3,000.00        NAQS  1 Day 
Breeding stock of other categories of live animals/per kg   100.00        NAQS  1 Day 
  LIVE BIRDS             
(a)  Day old chick(DOC)per chick   2.00        NAQS  1 Day 
(b)  Domestic Live Birds/per bird (Ducks, Quails)   5.00        NAQS  1 Day 
(c)  Geese and flamingos/per bird   400.00        NAQS  1 Day 
(d)  Ostriches and other large breeds/per bird  1,000.00        NAQS  1 Day 
vi  Laboratory/research animals/per animals  50.00        NAQS  1 Day 
7.  EXPORTATION OF ANIMAL PRODUCTS             
Tallow/per Metric tonne  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
ii  Meat and Meat products(all animal species) including poultry meat  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
iii  Milk and milk products/per metric tonne  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
iv  Hide and skin, horns, horn tips, hooves, and other body parts(all animal species)/per metric tonne  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
Pomo  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
vi  Animals feeds  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
vii  Birds egg/per metric tonne  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
viii  Birds egg (separated into yolk/albumen and liquid/powder/per metric tonne  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
ix  Vaccines,semen, infection agents and research/laboratory specimen/per ampoule of 10(ten) doses  500/5000 doses        NAQS  1 Day 
Honey/per metric tonne  5/litre        NAQS  1 Day 
xi  Snails          NAQS  1 Day 
(a)  Fresh dried/per kg  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
(a)  Fresh frozen/per kg  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
xii  Bone meal/blood meal/feather meal  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
xiii  Products containing broth, powder, etc. of animal products  30/kg        NAQS  1 Day 
  DEFAULTS             
Presentation of forged documents  3/kg           
ii  Presentation of expired documents  1/kg           
iii  Under declaration/valuation of consignment/misrepresentation  2/kg           
EXPORT CERTIFICATE FOR PRODUCTS, PREMISES AND PROCESSING             
  Export certification for inspection of processes and products will depend on logistic, work load, animal product type, laboratory tests, sampling size among others             
  INTERSTATE CONTROL POST             
  Cattle - Physical examination for disease surveillance  N100 per head        NAQS  1 Day 
  Sheep: Physical examination for disease surveillance  N50 per head        NAQS  1 Day 
  Pigs: Physical examination for disease surveillance  N2,000 per head        NAQS  1 Day 
  Birds: Physical examination for disease surveillance  N2,000 per vehicle        NAQS  1 Day 
  Dogs: Physical examination for disease surveillance  N5,000 per truck        NAQS  1 Day 
  Facility inspection  N20,000        NAQS  1 Day 
  Product inspection  N20,000        NAQS  1 Day 
  Transportation  Air ticket (outside location)Local transportation (if within vicinity)        NAQS  1 Day 
  Issuance of health Certification  N5,000        NAQS  1 Day 
  Documentation at Exit          NAQS  1 Day 
  Multiple product inspection may require more days             
  Sampling for laboratory analysis can be in two or more series             



AQUATIC RESOURCES QUARANTINE DEPARTMENT

S/N  Products and Services   Timeless  Fees  Permits  Waivers  Approval  Certificate 
               
  Importation of Aquatic Resources             
1.  Import permit for life aquatic resources for limited liability company per shipment  1-3 hrs.  50,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
2.  Importation of ornamental fish by Associations  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
3.  Importation of fish for research purposes  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
4.  Importation of fishermeal/fish feed-20 ft container  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
5.  Importation of fishermeal/fish feed-40 ft container  1-3 hrs.  50,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
6.  Importation of semi-processed shrimps, prawns, crabs, mollusks etc-20 ft container  1-3 hrs.  70,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
7.  Importation of semi-processed shrimps, prawns, crabs, mollusks etc-40 ft container  1-3 hrs.  100,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
8.  Importation of smoked/dried fish above 20kg  1-3 hrs.  70,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
  Exportation of Aquatic Resources             
1.  Export permit for life aquatic resouces for limited liability company per shipment  1-3 hrs.  50,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
2.  Exportation of ornamental fish by Association  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
3.  Exportation of fish for reasearch purposes  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
4.  Exportation of fishmeal/fish feed-20ft container  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
5.  Exportation of fishmeal/fish feed-20ft container  1-3 hrs.  50,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
6.  Exportation of semi-processed shrimps, prawns,crabs, mollusks etc-20ft container  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
7.  Exportation of semi-processed shrimps, prawns,crabs, mollusks etc-40ft container  1-3 hrs.  50,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
8.  Exportation of smoked/dried fish above 20kg  1-3 hrs.  20,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
  Quarantine facilities/Laboratory Analysis             
1.  Registration/Inspection of Quarantine Facilities  2-5 hrs.  30,000.00  Yes  No  Director (AR)   
2.  Sampling and laboratory analysis  1 week  Being developed  Yes  No  Director (AR)  Release cert. 
  User-Fees/Administrative charges             
1.  Dried/smoked fish above 20kg  1hr.  5,000.00  No  No  Director (AR)   
2.  Dried/smoked fish less than 20kg  1hr.  2,000.00  No  No  Director (AR)   
3.  20 ft container carrying fishery products  1hr.  5,000.00  No  No  Director (AR)   
4.  40 ft container carrying fishery products  1hr.  10,000.00  No  No  Director (AR)   
5.  Inspection of carrier vessels/verification of documents (seaport inspection)  1 hr- 1day.  10,000.00  No  No  Director (AR)   
  Defaults             
1.  Without permit: Fine of 50% of the Original fee + actual fee      No  Yes  Director (AR)   
2.  Expermit Permit: Fine of 25% of the Original      No  Yes  Director (AR)   
3.  Under declaration/Misreprentation: Fine of 25% of the Original fee + actual fee      No  Yes  Director (AR)   
4.  Forgery: Fine of 25% of the Original fee + actual fee      No  Yes  Director (AR)   
Note
1. 
All charges are applicable to land borders, seaports and airports. 
2.  The 1 week time line includes the time it will take to conduct necessary laboratory diagnosis 
3.  Preliminary and precautionary protocols for newly intending importers and exporters of fish/ fisheries products can take 1 day to 2 weeks.