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Notice from the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on shipping line manifest requirements

In line with the initiatives outlined in the National Action Plan 3.0, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has directed that the following parameters for risk management be ascribed in the Bill of Lading in order to effectively drive risk based selectivity for examination / clearance of cargo in Nigeria.


  1. Form M No.
  2. Complete VIN number (if it is vehicular goods)
  3. Personal effects should be indicated
  4. Diplomatic goods should be indicated
  5. Indicate any other information that would enable the engine classify the goods (e.g. gift items, sample etc)

Please be guided accordingly, thank you.