List of Contraband Goods in Nigeria

Contraband Goods in NigeriaI felt how important for all Nigerians and Foreign Businessmen and women who bring in different kind of products to note that there are list of contraband goods in Nigeria, which means you are not expected to import good like that.

This list of banned items in Nigeria can official be found on Custom website because they are the body that handle any kind of issue related to banned item.

The essence of  of publishing this “List of Contraband Goods in Nigeria” is for any one not to fall victim, because any one cough violate the rule will be punished and possibly prison or in any other way pay for its crime committed.

Here are List of Contraband Goods in Nigeria by The Nigerian Custom Service

  1. Live or Dead Birds including Frozen Poultry
  2. Pork, Beef
  3. Birds Eggs – excluding hatching eggs
  4. Refined Vegetable Oils and Fats – but excluding Linseed, Castor and Olive oils. Crude vegetable oil are however NOT banned from importation.
  5. Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form containing added flavouring or colouring matter in retail packs.
  6. Cocoa Butter, Powder and Cakes .
  7. Spaghetti/Noodles .
  8. Fruit Juice in Retail Packs.
  9. Waters, including Mineral Waters and Aerated Waters containing added Sugar or Sweetening Matter or Flavoured, ice snow, other non-alcoholic beverages (but excluding energy or Health Drinks {Liquid Dietary Supplements} e.g. Power Horse, Red Ginseng etc) and Beer and Stout (Bottled, Canned or Otherwise packed)
  10. Bagged Cement .
  11. Medicaments falling under Headings 3003 and 3004 as indicated below:
    Paracetamol Tablets and Syrups
    Cotrimoxazole Tablets Syrups
    Metronidazole Tablets and Syrups
    Chloroquine Tablets and Syrups
    Haematinic Formulations; Ferrous Sulphate and Ferrous Gluconate Tablets, Folic Acid Tablets, Vitamine B Complex Tablet [except modified released formulations].
    Multivitamin Tablets, capsules and Syrups [except special formulations].
    Aspirin Tablets [except modified released formulation and soluble aspirin].
    Magnesium trisilicate tablets and suspensions.
    Piperazine tablets and Syrups
    Levamisole Tablets and Syrups
    Clotrimazole Cream
    Ointments – Penecilin/Gentamycin
    Pyrantel Pamoate tablets and Syrups
    Intravenous Fluids [Dextrose, Normal Saline, etc.]
  12. Waste Pharmaceuticals.
  13. Soaps and Detergents – in retail packs
  14. Mosquito Repellant Coils  (Mosquito Coils).
  15. Sanitary Wares of Plastics –  and Domestic Articles and Wares of Plastics (but excluding Baby Feeding bottles ) 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 .
  17. Corrugated Paper and Paper Boards and cartons, boxes and cases made from corrugated paper and paper boards H.S. Code 4819.1000, Toilet paper, Cleaning or facial tissue, excluding baby diapers and incotinent pads for adult use 9619.00.2200 and Exercise Books.
  18. Telephone Re-charge Cards and Vouchers
  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 – which includes; Used Air Conditioners and Used Fridges/Freezers.
  23. Used Motor Vehicles above fifteen (15) years from the year of manufacture
  24. Furniture – 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)


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