Rules and Regulations

Shipments to and from Nigeria: Advance Cargo Declaration (ACD) is compulsory

The government of Nigeria is implementing an Advanced Cargo Declaration (ACD) for both Nigerian import and export shipments.


All import and export cargo are mandatorily subject to an Entry Summary (ENS) or Exit Summary (EXS) Number


Advance Cargo Declaration is applicable as follows:


Import Cargo:

  • Effective November 3rd, 2015 (loading date)
  • Customers are to proceed with an ACD and obtain an Entry Summary Number (ENS) for their respective shipments
  • ENS number must be provided to the Carrier prior loading at POL

Export Cargo:

  • Effective November 3rd, 2015 (loading date)
  • Customers are to proceed with an ACD and obtain an Exit Summary Number (ENS) for their respective shipments
  • EXS number must be provided to the Carrier prior loading at Nigerian ports

For further information, please contact your CMA CGM local agent.