** Customer Service Lines: For Enquiries call 0700-1-NAFDAC (0700-1-623322), For Complaints call 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-6 ** Customer Service Lines: For Enquiries call 0700-1-NAFDAC (0700-1-623322), For Complaints call 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-6 ** Customer Service Lines: For Enquiries call 0700-1-NAFDAC (0700-1-623322), For Complaints call 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-6 ** Customer Service Lines: For Enquiries call 0700-1-NAFDAC (0700-1-623322), For Complaints call 0800-1-NAFDAC (0800-1-6
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Drug Registration and Regulatory FAQ’s

How long does it take to register a pharmaceutical product?

Registration of Pharmaceutical product not more than 120 days from acceptance of application. 

How many products can I register in NAFDAC at a time?

You are eligible to submit two drug applications for each application submission window, however, this limit does not apply to non-drug products.  

You are eligible to submit two drug applications for each application submission window, however, this limit does not apply to non-drug products. 

Please see NAFDAC Tariff for the relevant fees

What type of products require market authorization?

All regulated product intended to be imported, exported, manufactured, distributed, advertised, sold, or used within Nigeria require Market authorization. 

How can I know which product has been prohibited by NAFDAC?

The list of regulated products that may not be granted marketing authorization includes all the products listed in NAFDAC Ceiling List as well as the regulated products  listed within the IMPORT PROHIBITION LIST – Nigeria Customs Service 

 

Can some drug products be enlisted under the GLSI scheme?

The scheme is exclusively for conventional foods and cosmetics. 

What food and cosmetic products are not permissible on the GLSI scheme?

Products exempted include: already registered products; products on the Federal Government Import Prohibition List (banned products) and products without appropriate proof of fortification. 

How often can I apply for Global Listing of Supermarket/Fast Food Items?

Once license has been given for a particular list of items, applicant is eligible to apply for Additional Items during the period of validity of the subsisting license. 

Note however that, product(s) on the initially approved list cannot be allowed on the new list for additional items. 

What is the class of Trademark of Herbal products?

Class 5 – Herbal, medicine etc. 

How long does it take for advertisement applications to be processed?

It takes a period of 20 working days to process normal application and 7 working days to process applications for administrative approvals provided that there are no lapses or flaws (unsubstantiated claims) that would warrant the issuance of compliance directives to the applicant. 

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