Shipping Food Items from Nigeria to USA

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The demand for Nigerian food items in the USA and other European countries is rising due to the growing number of Nigerians who live in these countries and because of this development, there are a whole lot of opportunities in Shipping Food Globally, it is just as massive as that of importation from US, UK and China.

While shipping food items from Nigeria to US may present an attractive market, there are challenges to attaining success in the export business, that is why it is necessary to have a good international shipping company handling your shipping needs. Shiptonaija is an international shipping company that bridges the gap between you and anything that might be a hindrance to the success of your food export business.

Having trouble shipping from Nigeria to the USA? 
Do you want cheap and reliable means of exporting food items from Nigeria to USA?
Have you experienced hassles in the past while shipping /exporting your products?
If your answer is ‘Yes” to any of the above, then you need to try Shiptonaija.


We understand that you are looking for the cheapest and easiest way to ship food from Nigeria to US as lot of people get stuck because of the Challenges of shipping food items from Nigeria to the US such as:

  • High cost of exportation- most customers are scared of going into the business of shipping food globally due to the exorbitant shipping cost. At Shiptonaija, compared to the top-notch services that we offer; our rates are relatively very cheap and affordable. 
  • Getting buyers in the US -Nigerian exporters have issue getting buyers in the USA and they have to depend on middlemen to sell to consumers on their behalf and these middlemen cheat them of their profit. We understand your plight and that’s why we assist customers to list their items on Amazon and they get to earn in dollars.
  • Delivery delays - Delays is one major challenge customers face with many shippers. With an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced while shipping food items from Nigeria to US, we came up with options to suit your needs. Our air priority transit time allows you to receive items in 3 to 5 business days.
  • Guaranteed Delivery: Unlike other shippers where the safety of your shipment is not guaranteed, Shiptonaija has stood out over the years in shipping Food globally with no hitches. We guarantee you stress-free delivery of all consignments left in our care. 


Why you should trust Shiptonaija to handle shipping your food items from Nigeria to the US is because we cater for all your shipping need and put into consideration customers who are exporting for the first time either for commercial use or personal purposes. We also provide solutions to all the challenges faced while shipping food items from Nigeria to US mentioned above.


Shiptonaija has made shipping Food items globally seamless as we offer you the easiest way to ship food items from Nigeria to US and other parts of the world, there are basically two shipping method, which are air and ocean freight.

  • Air Shipping Method: 

With our Air shipping of Food items from Nigeria to USA, you enjoy #3000 per kg Cost to ship Dried catfish, Cassava flour (Garri), Ogbono, Blended melon e.t.c from Nigeria to US or other countries. Weekly shipping of Nigerian/ African foods through standard with the delivery time of 5 to 7 business days to the US. Door to door Priority delivery in 3 to 5 business days to every part of the world at affordable rates Everyday Priority shipping within 24hrs of payment.

  • Ocean shipping Method: 

As the name implies, it is a method of shipping goods via sea. This is for customers who have bulky items or need affordable costs to have items shipped to the USA. You can opt for a Full Container if you are sending a lot of items at once. You can also opt for the shared container shipping services, as it is more affordable, hence, it is the choice of many small businesses, especially those with large goods. Under this shipping method you enjoy:

  • Delivery of food items from Nigeria to US in 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Door to port container shipping to other parts of the world. 

​​​​​​ How much does it cost to ship food from Nigeria to USA?

Although, people shipping food items from Nigeria to the US stress about the Cost to ship food items from Nigeria to US, however, with shiptonaija, our shipping rate is unbeatable compared to other shippers because with as little as #750 per kg for ocean and #3300 per kg for air freight, you can send commonly shipped food to US from Nigeria.


When Shipping Food items From Nigeria to US, providing the right documents saves you the stress of customs delay or confiscation of your food items. The major documentation needed includes the FDA and Nafdac certificate for shipping food items commercially from Nigeria to the US:


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The Do’s and Don’ts of Sending Food parcel from Nigeria Abroad

You are probably wondering How to ship food items from Nigeria to US, here is all the procedures you need to know about shipping food items from Nigeria to the US, UK, Canada, Asia and European countries.


Dos of shipping food items from Nigeria to US

Donts of shipping food items from Nigeria to US

Food items must be dried, blended or in powdering form

Do not ship any food items in liquid

Food items must be properly packaged and vacuum-sealed

Avoid shipping food items not properly packaged, to avoid damage during transit.

For process fish and crayfish export, you must have a phytosanitary certificate

Avoid confiscation by the US custom by providing necessary documentation.

Give the appropriate value of your products.

Do not undervalue your food items.

Include only authorized food items in your package.

Do not conceal any prohibited items in your package.


10 Most Popular food items that can be shipped globally from Nigeria.

Dried Catfish is one of the foodstuffs currently being exported from Nigeria to countries in Europe, America and Asian because Nigerians abroad need it to cook their food.

Export Dry Fish from Nigeria to US

We already know that Cassava is food for all in Nigeria because of various methods of preparing it. There is market for this export product in the US and foreign markets as well.

Export Garri from Nigeria to US

Palm oil is the most important vegetable oil exported abroad.The oil is used in large volumes by the food, personal care and Bio-fuel industries.

Export Palm Oil from Nigeria to US

Dried leaves -like Oha leaves, bitter leaves, zobo leaves to mention a few Export Dry Leaf from Nigeria to US

Nigeria is presently the highest producer of Yam. So there is need for Yam farmers must take this into consideration and tap from this opportunity.

Export Yam Flour from Nigeria to US

Most Nigerian and African restaurants in the UK, USA and most European countries buy Ogbono seed for as much as $17/kg from exporters in Nigeria thus making the business very lucrative.

Export Ogboona  from Nigeria to US

The demand for Melon seed (Egusi) is high both in Nigeria and abroad.
You can earn Dollars, when you package Melon seed (Egusi) in 1kg, 2kg,5kg and then export to buyers in foreign countries like UK,Europe, US and Asia.

Export Egusi from Nigeria to US

Nigeria is blessed with good weather which supports the proper growth and production of internationally accepted spices. Export Species from Nigeria to US
Crayfish is one protein base cooking ingredient that is in high demand abroad. Export Cray Fish from Nigeria to US
High demand for the product by Nigerians and other Africans living in Europe, America and Asia has interestingly, made Beans flour export, a very lucrative business for investors. Export Beans Flour from Nigeria to US



  • Door to door container shipping to the US, UK, and some African countries 
  • Door to port container shipping to other parts of the world.

Enjoy an Unbeatable shipping rate of N750/kg for our shared container shipping


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Export shipment leaving Nigeria warehouse to the Airport


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Why Use Shiptonaija for Export Services

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With our everyday priority shipping, items are delivered to any location globally in 3-5 business days.

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The question of “how much is shipping Food items from Nigeria to USA” is erased because you pay the barest minimum charge to have your items shipped from Nigeria to Major international countries Nigerians ship Food Items to.

Pickup ServiceShiptonaija delivers Nationwide when you ship your items from Houston, Texas, USA to Anywhere in Nigeria.

We make shipping Food items From Nigeria to US stress-free because we can help you pick up your items from any location in Nigeria for onward shipping overseas, hence, you do not need to ask how to send Nigerian fabrics and textile from Nigeria to USA.

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Having food items to ship from Nigeria to US is one thing but sending African Fabrics through International shipping company is a different ball game, although people see it as a lot of work, however, here at shiptonaija we make it stress free as we educate you on the complete guide to ship food from Nigeria to other countries (Europe, Asia and America) for example, you need to know the Food items that qualify for duty-free into the US market, we also inform you on what the Export packing list is meant for and how you can get your Export license for commercial purposes. We do not stop here, we also give you an idea of the Top 5 Craft Ideas For made in Nigeria Fabrics that can be shipped from Nigeria to abroad.

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We understand that some of you have buyers who you supply food items to abroad and others are looking to list out their items on international E-commerce site where Online shipping and shopping for International African textile, hence we can help you store your items in our US warehouse and then deliver to your customer’s doorstep.




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With over 10 years in the business of shipping Food items From Nigeria to US, we have helped customers deliver Food items from Nigeria to any location all over the world in as little as 5 business days and of course at an affordable rate, hence, we have taken care of issues like how to send Nigerian fabrics and textile from Nigeria to USA.

Guaranteed Delivery

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Whether you are Shipping Food items Globally or Shipping African Fabrics from Nigeria to US, you enjoy Door to door guaranteed delivery in 3 business days when you use the express shipping method and 6-8 weeks via ocean shipping to the USA.

Social Media RatingShiptonaija delivers Nationwide when you ship your items from Houston, Texas, USA to Anywhere in Nigeria.

With our constant excellent service delivery, we have driven our customers (who ship Food items from Nigeria to USA) to total satisfaction and therefore they talk about Shiptonaija to the world letting them know that shipping Food items from Nigeria to USA can be as easy as a walk in the park.


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Lagos Warehouse Team - Updating received Export shipment prior to shipped out from Nigeria to other international countries. 


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Shiptonaija offers hassle-free, reliable, and cheap means to export your Food products from Nigeria to the USA.
We are a haven for all your shipping concerns. With Shiptonaija, you can export Food Items from Nigeria to the USA timely and without stress. Our team of experts is ever ready to meet your shipping needs. 
At Shiptonaija, we offer affordable shipping from Nigeria to the USA while rendering top-notch services. We give you the option to ship your products via Air Freight or by sea from Nigeria to the USA. Your choice determines the price you pay.  
Shipping by air freight is faster but slightly more expensive when compared with shipping by cargo.  Your Food Items are delivered in the USA within 3 to 5 business days by air freight while sea shipping from Nigeria to the USA takes 6 to 8 weeks.  Whichever method meets your personal/business need(s), be rest assured that the shipping your food items from Nigeria to the USA price we offer is second to none.

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You can export a variety of goods to the USA provided they are not listed among prohibited goods. Please check our guide for prohibited goods, click to see the guide.


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Ocean Shipment being loaded into the container to be transported to the Sea Port


Extras you get when you ship with ShipToNaija

Technology is changing the shipping business and we are incorporating it into all we do. Here is a list of features you get when you use ShipToNaija


Free ShipToNaija App - Android and IOS

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The free Shiptonaija app, available for Android and IOS allows you to Get Quotes, Book a Shipment, Request for Local Pick Up, Request For Pick up With FedEx/UPS, View full details of all you are shipping, Pay, Track and get notifications on the status of your shipment.



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How to send food stuff from Nigeria to USA 
Drop off your items at our Lagos warehouse (11, Ajibade Oke, off Afariogun street, Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos) and if you are outside Lagos, you can drop off your products at the nearest FedEx office or we can arrange for a pick up at your doorstep.

  • Ensure you have proper documentation and packaging.
  • Once your items are updated, you log in to your account and make payment.
  • We ship your items and deliver to your preferred US destination address.


Do you also know that an act was signed in the year 2000 under the US trade and development acts? How much have you benefitted from this act? Do you know the best time to benefit is now? Have you heard of AGOA?
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a United States trade act. The legislation was enacted on 18 May 2000. It significantly enhances unhindered market access to the USA for Nigeria. Its purpose is to assist sub-Saharan economies (and Nigeria) improve economic relations with the USA. It provides trade preferences for quota and duty-free entry into the USA for certain goods.
Basically, it provides duty and quota-free market preferences for countries in the Sub Sahara including Nigeria.  This means you can export certain products from Nigeria to the US without paying for duty. 
Who doesn’t like duty free shipping? And guess what? AGOA is currently in the act until 2025. Now is the time to take ample opportunity of this act, in the next 4 years, it may not exist

Do you know that African Apparel and footwear made with Ankara and other African fabrics are covered under AGOA? Yes, they are.

So why is this act beneficial to you as an exporter? AGOA provides Nigerian exporters with numerous attractive advantages in doing international business:

  • Duty-free access for eligible products to the USA: You are not paying a kobo as duty for air freight to the U.S, interesting, isn’t it?
  • Significant competitive tariff advantages over non-AGOA countries: Other non-sub Saharan nations are still paying tariffs and duty. Your products definitely would be cheaper than theirs and you have an advantage over them.
  • Encouragement of regional integration and production sharing among beneficiary countries.
  • Security of the act ensured until 2025: Until 2025, you can be sure to enjoy this great opportunity


  • Packaging and labelling: If you can ensure proper packaging, then you are good to go
  • The unwillingness of our people to take risks associated with export business: You aren’t going to snooze on this, are you?
  • Lack of basic information about doing business in the US market: Lack of basic information on export has hindered a lot of people from thriving in the export industry.
  • Inadequate training on the export process.
  • Weak infrastructure – energy, transportation, water, information technology (IT), etc

Call (+234) 0700 800 7000 to start Exporting to the world



For formal exports the following documents will be required at different stages of the export process:

    The first step of your export procedure is registration as an exporter with NEPC. In order to venture into the export business, this is required. In summary:
    (A) Document issued – exporter’s certificate
    (B) Issued by – NEPC
    (C) Relevancce  – it licenses you as an exporter and makes you eligible for NEPC-benefits
    An export contract is an agreement between seller and buyer on the terms of export business:
    (A) Document issued – a signed export contract
    (B) Issued by – you as an exporter and the importer
    (C) Relevance – it spells out the obligations of buyer and seller
    Quality assurance documents help you to ensure your exported goods conform to safety measures (as stated by international conventions and possibly agreed terms of the contract). Using internationally recognized bodies is very important.
    Depending on the nature of the Food Items that you are exporting from Nigeria to the US, the required documentation varies.
    Do you know you don’t have to stress yourself acquiring all these documents?  I earlier mentioned to you that Shiptonaija has all necessary compliance and documentation to ensure you enjoy this duty-free cargo shipping to the US.