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New Cost Of Clearing Cars In Nigeria At Tin Can Island Port, Customs Duties, Levy Payable On Imported Vehicles

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Buying foreign used cars is cool, some belief it’s better than buying Nigerian used cars so in this article we will disclose the Charges such as Nigerian custom duty charges on imported cars, port charges, and clearing agent charges that you must pay before your car can be claim and clear from Apapa Port or any other port in Nigeria.

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Following the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increase in the official exchange rate for cargo importation into Nigeria, the Valuation Department of the Nigeria Customs Service at Tin Can Island Port has issued an update to assist importers in determining rates of duty payable on various brands of vehicles and their levies.

Recently, the official exchange rate was increased from N409 per $1 Dollar to N422.3 per Dollar.

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The update which was prepared by Valuation SIFAX Bonded Terminal also took into consideration the ex-factory price and VIN Valuation of the vehicles and the NAC Levy.

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 the USA To Nigeria: A Step-By-Step Guide

Let’s brief you on a 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

  • Find 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 includes 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.

EX FACTORY PRICE (VIN-VALUATION)
HINT: SURFACE DUTY X 2.359= TOTAL DUTY (NAC INCLUSIVE) @N422.30/$

Type of VehicleYearPrice
TOYOTA COROLLA2000-2013₦299,430
TOYOTA COROLLA2014₦369,642
TOYOTA COROLLA2015₦432,625
TOYOTA COROLLA2016₦505,934
TOYOTA COROLLA2017₦573,000
TOYOTA COROLLA2018₦769,684
TOYOTA COROLLA2019₦899,323
TOYOTA COROLLA2020₦1,110,990
TOYOTA COROLLA2021₦1,509,300
TOYOTA RAV 42000-2013₦408,877
TOYOTA RAV 42014₦504,901
TOYOTA RAV 42015₦590,600
TOYOTA RAV 42016₦690,754
TOYOTA RAV 42017₦808,462
TOYOTA RAV 42018₦1,051,104
TOYOTA RAV 42019₦1,228,697
TOYOTA RAV 42020₦1,517,802
TOYOTA RAV 42021₦2,060,907
TOYOTA VENZA2000-2013₦622,609
TOYOTA VENZA2014₦768,194
TOYOTA VENZA2015₦899,323
TOYOTA CAMRY2000-2013₦346,926
TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID2000-2013₦441,918
TOYATA CAMRY2014₦428,495
TOYOTA CAMRY2015₦500,771
TOYOTA CAMRY2016₦585,438
TOYOTA CAMRY2017₦685,592
TOYOTA CAMRY2018₦891,063
TOYOTA CAMRY2019₦1,041,811
TOYOTA CAMRY2020₦1,286,518
TOYOTA CAMRY2021₦1,747,021
TOYOTA C-HR2018₦862,153
TOYOTA C-HR2019₦1,008,770
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2000-2013₦545,170
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2014₦673,202
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2015₦787,811
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2016₦922,039
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2017₦1,077,949
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2018₦1,401,127
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2019₦1,638,606
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LE2020₦2,023,736
TOYOTA HIGHLANDER2021₦2,747,631
TOYOTA YARIS2000-2013₦204,438
TOYOTA YARIS2015₦295,300
TOYOTA SIENNA2000-2013₦509,031
TOYOTA SIENNA2015₦720,698
TOYOTA SIENNA2017₦986,055
TOYOTA SIENNA2018₦1,281,355
TOYOTA SIENNA2021₦2,513,150
TOYOTA SIENNA2022₦2,824,865
TOYOTA AVALON2000-2013₦565,820
TOYOTA AVALON2014₦697,982
TOYOTA AVALON2015₦816,722
TOYOTA AVALON2016₦956,112
TOYOTA AVALON2018₦1,452,753
TOYOTA AVALON2021₦2,849,680
TOYOTA TACOMA2000-2013₦410,942
TOYOTA TACOMA2015₦592,666
TOYOTA TACOMA (10%)2017₦811,559
TOYOTA TACOMA2018₦1,055,234
TOYOTA TUNDRA2000-2013₦529,682
TOYOTA TUNDRA2014₦653,584
TOYOTA TUNDRA2019₦1,590,078
TOYOTA TUNDRA2021₦2,665,962
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER2000-2013₦609,126
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER2020₦2,257,085
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER2021₦3,065,547
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER2022₦7,620,339
TOYOTA PRADO2020₦3,539,698
TOYOTA PRADO2022₦4,136,888
TOYOTA PRADO TXL2022₦4,193,191
TOYOTA FORTUNER2020₦1,988,630
TOYOTA FORTUNER2022₦3,336,404
TOYOTA COASTER (10%)2019₦1,761,476
TOYOTA COASTER (10%)2020₦1,988,630
TOYOTA HIACE BUS (10%)2020₦1,583,790
TOYOTA HIACE BUS (10%)2022₦1,478,050
TOYOTA HILUX2000-2013₦331,420
TOYOTA HILUX (10%)2016₦545,170
TOYOTA HILUX (10%) DOUBLE CABIN 4WD)2020₦1,189,700
TOYOTA SEQUOIA2015₦1,138,868
TOYOTA TUCSON2000-2013₦371,707
TOYOTA PRIUS2000-2013₦339,699
HONDA ACCORD2000-2013₦378,934
HONDA ACCORD2014₦467,730
HONDA ACCORD2015₦547,235
HONDA ACCORD2016₦640,161
HONDA ACCORD2017₦748,575
HONDA ACCORD2018₦972,632
HONDA ACCORD2019₦1,137,835
HONDA ACCORD HYBRID2019₦1,213,209
HONDA ACCORD2020₦1,404,224
HONDA ACCORD2021₦1,908,094
HONDA CIVIC2000-2013₦312,853
HONDA CIVIC2020₦1,160,551
HONDA FIT2000-2013₦255,032
HONDA PILOT2000-2013₦474,958
HONDA PILOT2015₦686,624
HONDA CR-V2000-2013₦363,446
HONDA CR-V2014₦448,113
HONDA CR-V2015₦524,519
HONDA CR-V2016₦614,362
HONDA CROSSTOUR2000-2013₦425,397
HONDA CROSSTOUR2014₦525,552
HONDA CROSSTOUR2015₦615,291
HONDA RIDGELINE2000-2013₦534,844
HONDA INSIGHT2000-2013₦361,911
HONDA ODYSSEY2000-2013₦485,898
HONDA ODYSSEY2014₦599,893
AUDI Q52000-2013₦483,219
AUDI Q72000-2013₦581,676
AUDI Q72017₦1,875,181
AUDI A42017₦1,207,014
AUDI A62019₦1,597,308
ACURA MDX2000-2013₦596,796
ACURA MDX2014₦1,020,784
ACURA MDX2015₦1,193,591
ACURA MDX2017₦1,632,411
ACURA RDX2000-2013₦633,966
ACURA TSX2000-2013₦406,421
ACURA TL2000-2013₦634,999
ACURA ILX2014₦522,454
ACURA TLX2015₦919,974
SCION TC2014₦489,414
SCION XD2000-2013₦360,349
SCION XB2000-2013₦368,609
SCION IM2016₦637,588
SUBARU OUTBACK2000-2013₦420,235
SUBARU FORESTER2000-2013₦386,162
SUBARU TRIBECA2000-2013₦543,105
LEXUS RX3502000-2013₦695,917
LEXUS RX3502014₦860,088
LEXUS RX3502015₦1,005,673
LEXUS RC3502015₦1,007,738
LEXUS RX3502016₦1,176,038
LEXUS RX3502017₦1,375,314
LEXUS RX3502019₦2,240,565
LEXUS RX3502020₦2,766,117
LEXUS RX3502021₦3,507,033
LEXUS ES3002000-2013₦658,747
LEXUS ES3502000-2013₦628,804
LEXUS ES3502014₦776,454
LEXUS ES3502019₦1,889,509
LEXUS ES3502020₦2,333,883
LEXUS GS 3502000-2013₦805,364
LEXUS GX4602000-2013₦873,511
LEXUS GX4602014₦1,077,949
LEXUS GX4602015₦1,260,705
LEXUS GX4602017₦1,725,338
LEXUS GX4602018₦2,241,597
LEXUS GX4602020₦3,237,978
LEXUS GX4602021₦4,397,157
LEXUS GX4602022₦4,786,589
LEXUS IS 2502000-2013₦608,153
LEXUS IS 2502014₦751,272
LEXUS LX 5702000-2013₦1,363,184
LEXUS LX 5702017₦2,692,585
LEXUS LX 5702020₦5,052,112
LEXUS LX 5702021₦6,861,530
LEXUS LX600 VIP2022₦7,706,018
LEXUS NX 3002020₦2,155,898
LEXUS GS 3002000-2013₦805,364
LINCON AVIATOR2000-2013₦806,397
L/R FREELANDER2000-2013₦258,130
LAND RANGE ROVER2000-2013₦672,169
L/R RANGE ROVER SPORT2000-2013₦1,083,112
L/R RANGE ROVER2018₦1,727,713
L/R RANGE ROVER VELAR2018₦2,279,800
L/R RANGE ROVER VELAR2019₦2,666,995
L/R DISCOVERY2000-2013₦595,763
LAND ROVER LR22000-2013₦717,600
LAND ROVER LR32000-2013₦461,536
LAND ROVER LR42015₦1,406,934
NISSAN PATHFINDER2000-2013₦499,739
NISSAN PATHFINDER2014₦616,413
NISSAN PATHFINDER2018₦1,282,388
NISSAN FRONTIER2000-2013₦449,145
NISSAN ROGUE2000-2013₦398,552
NISSAN ROGUE2015₦576,145
NISSAN ROGUE2017₦787,811
NISSAN ALTIMA2000-2013₦379,967
NISSAN VERSA2000-2013₦232,317
NISSAN QUEST2000-2013₦420,235
NISSAN ARMADA2000-2013₦742,381
NISSAN XTERRA2000-2013₦401,650
NISSAN KICKS2021₦1,498,184
NISSAN SENTRA2014₦371,707
NISSAN SENTRA2017₦594,731
NISSAN TITAN2000-2013₦589,550
NISSAN TITAN2018₦1,466,176
NISSAN MURANO2000-2013₦497,554
NISSAN MAXIMA2000-2013₦540,007
M/BENZ E-CLASS2000-2013₦852,860
M/BENZ E-CLASS2014₦1,052,136
M/BENZ E-CLASS2017₦1,684,807
M/BENZ S500 4M2021₦7,482,493
M/BENZ S-CLASS2000-2013₦1,486,826
M/BENZ S-CLASS2015₦2,147,638
M/BENZ S-CLASS2021₦7,485,758
M/BENZ E-CLASS2021₦4,293,211
M/BENZ METRIS2021₦2,492,025
MERCEDES BENZ
SPRINTER
2021₦1,986,499
MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER2000-2013₦356,219
MITSUBISHI L200 (10%)2022₦1,139,820
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS 4X4 GLS CVT2022₦1,727,019
MAZDA 32000-2013₦338,666
MAZDA CX-72000 – 2013₦425,398
MAZDA CX-92000-2013₦533,812
MAZDA CX-92014₦659,779
MAZDA CX-92016₦902,421
MAZDA TRIBUTE2000-2013₦345,864
BENTLEY BENTAYGA2019₦7,579,717
BMW X32000-2013₦661,844
BMW X52000-2013₦₦929,267
BMW X62000-2013₦1,014,702
CHRYSLER PT CRUISER2000-2013₦236,447
CHRYSLER SEBRING2000-2013₦352,089
CHRYSLER VOYAGER2000-2013₦425,398
CHRYSLER TOWN &
COUNTRY
₦2000-2013416,105
CHRYSLER 300₦2000-2013466,698
CHRYSLER 3002016₦788,603
CADILLAC CTS2000-2013₦586,470
CADILLAC ESCALADE2015₦1,712,948
CADILLAC ESCALADE2016₦2,004,066
CHEVROLET EXPRESS2000-2013₦678,365
CHEVROLET EXPRESS2017₦1,175,006
CHEVROLET VOLT2000-2013₦547,235
CHEVROLET VOLT2016₦924,498
CHEVROLET SUBURBAN2016₦1,745,704
CHEVROLET SILVERADO2000-2013₦446,048
1500 CHEVROLET EQUINOX2000-2013₦374,804
CHEVROLET EQUINOX2017₦741,348
CHEVROLET CAMARO2000-2013₦394,513
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN2000-2013₦430,560
DODGE JOURNEY2000-2013₦370,674
DODGE CHARGER2015₦680,430
DODGE CHALLENGER2014₦545,170
DODGE SPRINTER VAN2000-2013₦686,625
DODGE DOKATA (BUS)
10%
2000-2013₦155,910
DODGE RAM 1500 ST2000-2013₦292,203
HYUNDAI ACCENT2000-2013₦240,577
HYUNDAI ELANTRA2000-2013₦301,495
HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT2000-2013₦325,243
HYUNDAI ELENTRA2017₦596,796
HYUNDAI ELENTRA2018₦775,421
HYUNDAI SANTAFE2000-2013₦411,975
HYUNDAI SANTAFE2014₦509,032
HYUNDAI SANTAFE2015₦595,358
HYUNDAI SANTAFE2018₦1,058,284
HYUNDAI SANTAFE2020₦1,528,127
HYUNDAI SONATA2000-2013₦345,894
HYUNDAI SONATA2014₦427,463
HYUNDAI SONATA2015₦499,739
HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID2015₦614,024
HYUNDAI SONATA2016₦584,405
HYUNDAI SONATA2017₦₦683,527
HYUNDAI SONATA HYBRID2000-2013₦424,365
HYUNDAI TUCSON2000-2013₦371,624
HYUNDAI TUCSON2016₦1,254,510
HYUNDAI TUCSON2019₦1,116,008
HYUNDAI GENESIS2000-2013₦359,316
HYUNDAI VERACRUZ2000-2013₦407,845
HYUNDAI VELOSTER2000-2013₦296,333
HYUNDAI AZERA2000-2013₦420,864
FORD EXPLORER2000-2013₦516,259
FORD EXPLORER2014₦638,096
FORD EXPLORER2016₦872,478
FORD EXPEDITION2021₦4,194,958
FORD EDGE2000-2013₦490,446
FORD EDGE2015₦708,308
FORD EDGE2017₦968,502
FORD ESCAPE2000-2013₦392,357
FORD ESCAPE2014₦484,251
FORD ESCAPE2016₦662,877
FORD ESCALADE2022₦7,619,985
FORD TRANSIT CONNECT2000-2013₦514,194
FORD FIESTA2000-2013₦307,690
FORD FUSION2014₦493,544
FORD FUSION2015₦578,210
FORD FUSION2017₦790,909
FORD FLEX2000-2013₦447,080
FORD FOCUS2014₦237,479
FORD RANGER2000-2013₦512,129
GMC SAVANA2000-2013₦678,365
GMC ENVOY2000-2013₦402,682
GMC YUKON DENALI2000-2013₦1,068,419
GMC SIERRA 15002000-2013₦467,148
GMC ACADIA2000-2013₦723,061
GMC TERRAIN2000-2013₦394,513
KIA OPTIMA2000-2013₦368,609
KIA OPTIMA2019₦1,107,892
KIA SOUL2000-2013₦275,682
KIA SOUL2022₦1,798,998
KIA SPORTAGE2000-2013₦377,902
KIA SORENTO2000-2013₦425,398
INFINITI QX802014₦1,300,515
PEUGEOT 4072000-2013₦382,032
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF2000-2013₦345,894
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT2000-2013₦362,414
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT2015₦523,487
VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN2000-2013₦393,389
VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG2000-2013₦763,031
JEEP (CHEROKEE)2014₦500,771
JEEP GLADIATOR2021₦2,664,628
VOLVO S602000-2013₦568,918
VOLVO XC602000-2013₦632,934
VOLVO XC702000-2013₦757,868
VOLVO XC902000-2013₦761,998

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  1. Thank you for the extensive breakdown on the custom charges for various vehicles.

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