Sample and label in the approval process Nigeria


In the licensing process in Nigeria, NCC lays special emphasis on labelling licensed equipment. The need for labelling licensed equipment is mentioned in the laws that govern the licensing practice in Nigeria.

According to the article 10 de Type Approval Guidelines (Issued Pursuant to the Type Approval Regulations 2007), all type approved equipment must be marked with a durable label. The label should be located close to the model identification. The label may also be helpful on the packaging and in user information, but it is not mandatory in these places except as provided in paragraph. Where for reasons of size or other design features the product itself cannot be marked, the applicant must include the label in documentation accompanying each product sold.
•  The characters shall appear in black print against a white background
•  No character shall be less than 2mm in height
•  The characters may differ du logo presented in this document
•  The label may differ in width, height and number of lines
•  Placement of the label shall be in accordance with Type Approval Guidelines.

On revocation of a Type Approval, all products in the supply chain shall be disposed of or modified in accordance with any directions issued by the Commission.
With respect to the licensing practice, the NCC requires that a sample be handed over for small size equipment. The sample submitted to the agency no longer returns to the applicant even though it has been tested for compliance purposes. In fact, the agency keeps it as reference for its future activities. In Nigeria, the Import License is valid for ever. The Type Approval Standards are based on international standards from: the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and its International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

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