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DUTY OF CARS IN NIGERIA

 

Nigerian New Import Duty Tariff

In 2014 Nigerian Government increase the Import Duty Tariff in other to patronize Nigeria car manufactures

Rules For Importing Cars Into Nigeria

The government of Nigeria claims that you must make an e-Form M import any type of goods. E-Form M is valid for half a year, except for the E-Form M that you open in order to import machinery and plants, which is valid for 1 year.

Shipping From USA To Nigeria: A Step-By-Step Guide

Lets brief you step-by-step shipping guide.

DURATION: the ship takes about 2-3 weeks to arrive in Lagos (unless the ship will stop in the other ports) from the moment it takes off from the USA port.

 

TRANSIT TIME: Once the ship drops off your car at the destination port in Nigeria, the estimated time of transit usually takes about 1 – 3 months.

You should keep in mind that when the ship gets to port in Lagos, the process does not end here. Usually, the off-loading process takes several weeks. And this is the best moment to get your clearing agent to work.

Here is the step-by-step guide on shipping cars if you do it yourself or with the help of the agent:

How To Ship Any Car By Yourself

  • Find a Shipping Broker Online or Offline

  • Download their application form called Docket Receipt

  • Complete the docket receipt and fax or email it to the shipping broker

  • the broker will process and send it back to you in 1-2 days depending on their response timing

  • Make 6 copies of the docket receipt and 6 copies of the car title front and back

  • take your car and paper-work to the port

  • the port staff will give you a receipt confirming that your car was accepted for shipping

  • the broker then sends you a bill for the shipping

  • Once you make the payment, they will mail your bill of lading to you

  • Make a copy of the bill of lading and send the originals immediately to your clearing agent preferable by courier

  • Your clearing agent will clear the car from the port

  • All this process may take up to 3 months or more

Shipping Any Car Through A Shipping Agent

  • Fine a shipping agent in your area

  • Complete the Agent’s paper-work form

  • Give him the car, Keys and original title

  • You may be required to pay the shipping fee immediately or when the ship leaves

  • Once the bill is lading is ready, the agent will call you for pick-up

  • Make a copy of the bill of lading and send the original copies to your clearing agent

  • Your cleaning agents clear the car from the Port

  • this whole process may take up to 3 months

Cost Of Shipping Cars From The USA To Nigeria

  • You have to pay an auction fee when you are buying through an Auction abroad;

  • you pay the shipping cost to the foreign country;

  • you pay clearing fees and different port charges;

  • your paying include customs duty, levy, and VAT;

  • you are charged for the commission, that goes to shipping and clearing agents;

  • you pay charges to the shipping company at the delivery point;

  • the costs also may include some miscellaneous expenses.

Cost Of Clearing Cars In Nigeria 2020

The newly introduced system now focuses more on the actual value of the vehicle to get the total cost of the car.

The cost of clearing cars under the old policy based on current value of some popular car brands:

 

Year of Manufacture

Clearing Fee for Cars (N)

Clearing fee for SUVs (N)

1999

260000

400000

2000

280000

400000

2001

280000

450000

2002

320000

450000

2003

330000

480000

2004

350000

480000

2005

400000

500000

2006

410000

550000

2007

500000

570000

2008

600000

600000

2009

780000

850000

2010

800000

Subject to negotiations

2011-2015

Subject to negotiations

Subject to negotiations

 

Popular vehicle brands in Nigeria and their current clearing cost this 2020:

Car model

Cost in Naira

Acura MDX 2007

N700,000

Acura MDX 2008

N850,000

Acura MDX 2009

N980,000

Acura TSX

N380,000

Benz ML

N450,000

Ford Edge 2007

N900,000

Ford Focus 2012

N1,400,000

Hyundai Elantra 2013 – 2016

N1,300,000

Hyundai Sonata

N350,000

Kia Optima 2012

N1,200,000

Kia Spectra

N500,000

Land Rover R/Sport 2006

N1,500,000

Lexus RX 300

N420,000

Mazda 3 SV

N2,000,000

Mazda 6 2004

N450,000

Mitsubishi Carisma 2005

N380,000

Toyota 4 Runner 1994

N450,000

Toyota Camry 2003

N270,000

Toyota Camry 2007- 2008

N600,000

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2010

N1,100,000

Toyota Corolla 2003

N350,000

Toyota Corolla 2004

N450,000

Toyota Corolla 2005

N500,000

Toyota Corolla 2006

N600,000

Toyota Highlander

N450,000

Toyota Sienna 2004

N350,000

Toyota Venza 2010

N1,100,000

Toyota Yaris 2000

N200,000

Volkswagen buses

N350,000

Volkswagen CC 2011

N1,200,000

Volkswagen Passat

N380,000

Where To Clear Your Cars – Zonal Offices In Nigeria

The popular ports in Nigeria through which cars are brought in are Tin Can port and Apapa port. You will only clear at Seme border if you’re importing your car from Cotonou. The various fees to pay at this border includes the custom duty, the port charge and the clearing agent fee.

Verification of car status can be done at any of the four zonal centres of the Nigerian Customs Service. It is at this place you pay the fees for your car’s uncleared status. The four zonal offices includes:

  • Zone A Headquarters, No. 1 Harvey Road, Yaba, Lagos;

  • Zone B Headquarters, Kabala Doki, Kaduna;

  • Zone C Headquarters, Nigeria Ports Authority, Port Harcourt and;

  • Zone D Headquarters, Yelwa Tudu Road, Bauchi State.

Another method of verification is to call or send an SMS to the following NCS numbers alongside you C-number, the year you paid your duty, and the port or location through which your car was brought into the country. The numbers to call are 094621597, 094621598, and 094621599. You should receive a customs clearance after a few minutes.