Rules and Regulations

NIGERIA | New regulations effective January 1st, 2018

In compliance with the new regulations enforced in Nigeria by the Ministry of Finance, CMA CGM would like to inform you on the revised import guidelines.

Effective January 1st, 2018 (date of loading at origin):


  • The e-Form "M" number must be reflected on the bill of lading and cargo manifest
  • Containerized cargo bound for Nigerian destinations must be palletized

CMA CGM will request full compliance to the revised import guidelines as directed.


Non-compliance may lead to severe cargo delay and additional costs such as fines, penalties, storage, handling and reshipment. All costs will be charged on the account of cargo in Nigeria.


For more information, please kindly visit Nigerian Ministry of Finance at www.finance.gov.ng and www.customs.gov.ng or contact our local commercial team.