(ii) Export Expansion Grant (EEG) Scheme

(a) Incentive rates:

The scheme will operate the “Weighted Eligibility Criteria” in assessing application for EEG. The baseline data as supplied by individual applicant company would be used in its assessment. Thus the method of assessment is company specific. A company’s EEG assessment would be conducted once yearly and the determined rate will apply throughout the year.

The weighted eligibility criteria has four bands: 30% 20%,10%, and 5%. The following template will be used in assessing the incentive rate for every EEG applicant.

Determination of Export Performance – Eligibility Criteria

S/N Eligibility Criteria Company Data Threshold Weight Company Score
1 Local value added     25%  
2 Local content     20%  
3 Employment (Nigerians)     20%  
4 Priority Sector     10%  
5 Export Growth     20%  
6 Capital Investment     5%  
  Total Weight 100%


A new entrant into the EEG scheme shall provide prior period financial statement or where applicable an investment plan for its assessment.

(c) Eligibility:

(i) Export must be registered with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).

(ii) Eligible exporter shall be a manufacturer producer or merchant of products of Nigeria origin for the export market (i.e. the products must be made in Nigeria).

(iii) An exporter must have a minimum annual export turnover of N5million and evidence of repatriation of proceeds of exports.

(iv) Exporter-company shall submit its baseline data which includes Audited Financial statement and information on operational capacity to NEPC.

(d) Validity for EEG Application

Qualifying export transaction must have the proceeds fully repatriated within 180 days, calculated from the date of export.

(iii) Export Development Fund Scheme
The Scheme provides financial assistance to private sector exporting companies to cover part of their initial expenses in respect of the following export promotion activities:

a) Participation in training courses, symposia, seminars and workshops in all aspects of export promotion
b) Advertising and publicity campaigns in foreign markets
c) Export market research and studies
d) Production design and consultancy
e) Participation in trade missions, buyer-oriented activities, overseas trade fairs, exhibitions and sales promotion
f) Cost of collecting trade information, and
g) Backing up the development of export oriented industries.

(iv) Trade Liberalization Scheme (TLS) of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

This is an export liberalization incentive that focuses on the ECOWAS sub-region. The Scheme is an incentive primarily geared towards export activities within the ECOWAS sub-region. The objective is to significantly expand the volume of intra-community trade in the sub-region via the removal of both tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade in good originating from ECOWAS countries. This affords preferential access to the ECOWAS market from Nigeria.