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Doing business in Nigeria

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Nigeria.

Useful links

Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Exporting to Nigeria
Regularly updated guide produced by UK Trade and Investment for companies looking to do business in this country. Sections include:

  • challenges
  • growth potential
  • opportunities
  • start-up considerations
  • legal considerations
  • tax and customs considerations
  • entry requirements.

Global Trader guide to global markets
Export guide published in association with British Chambers of Commerce featuring a profile of this country along with overviews of key industry sectors and regional trends.

Doing Business in Nigeria
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in 2013.

Doing Business in Nigeria 2010
Report published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation that compares business regulations across all 36 states and the capital.

Surveys

Executing growth: EY's attractiveness survey – Africa 2014
The 2014 edition of EY's annual survey examining investment attractiveness in the region. The report gives statistics on trends in economic activity and offers insight into investor perceptions of individual countries and sectors. It examines how global business leaders perceive the region's growth potential and analyses foreign direct investment trends. Previous editions include:

Import and export

Market Access Database
Useful guidance covering this region compiled by the European Commission aimed at EU countries exporting to the rest of the world. The Exporter's Guide to Import Formalities lists relevant import procedures, documents and requirements by product code and country or customs area.

Law and regulation

Doing Business Law Library: Nigeria
Links to business laws and regulations collated by the World Bank. Topics include:

  • banking and credit laws
  • bankruptcy and collateral laws
  • commercial and company laws
  • labour laws
  • land and building laws
  • securities laws
  • tax laws
  • trade laws.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover:

  • the legal system
  • foreign investment
  • business vehicles
  • employment
  • tax
  • competition
  • intellectual property
  • marketing agreements
  • e-commerce
  • data protection
  • product liability.

Forums and support networks

Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry
A support network for promoting business and trade.

European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean
Federation of European organisations supporting trade and investment in Africa.

Other organisations

TradeInvestAfrica
Market intelligence portal covering news, business and investment opportunities and trade leads in the region. Information is also browsable by sector and by country.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Nigeria

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