Saturday, 6 January 2018

The Current Cost OF Clearing Cars In Nigeria,Custom Duty,Tarrif 2018

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CLEARING CARS IN NIGERIA 
This article contains the current information on the cost of clearing used imported cars into Nigeria in 2018,Tin can port,
Cotonou (Seme Border), Apapa Port and also charges such as Nigerian custom duty charge on imported cars, port charges and clearing agent charges.

Every Nigerian dream of buying a car of their own.
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However with the rise in the exchange rate and Nigeria's current economy crises plus the new Nigerian custom duty tarrif on imported cars many Nigerians have no other choice than to stick to public transportation.

Q1:How do I import vehicles into Nigeria?


A: They are two major ways of purchasing or importing your car into Nigeria,its either you buy from cotonou Benin republic,then you pay the customs duty at the border and drive it back to Nigeria,or you ship from overseas to a port in Nigeria where you will pay the necessary Nigerian customs clearance fees.


Q2: What is the current cost of clearing cars in Nigeria?


A: The federal government of Nigeria introduced a new tariff.


Prior to that the size and year of your vehicle was the determining factor of how much you will pay,meaning that back then a car manufactured in year 2000 will attract a very low tariff and a car manufactured in 2017 will attract a much higher fee example:


  • Cars
  • 2000-2003: N250, 000
  • 2004-2006: N270, 000
  • 2007-2008: N400, 000
  • 2009: N600, 000
  • 2010: N700, 000
  • 2011-2012: N800, 000 and above.
  • Jeep/SUV’S
  • 2000-2003: N360, 000
  • 2004-2006: N390, 000
  • 2007-2008: N610, 000
  • 2009: N800, 000
  • 2010-2012:N900, 000 and above.
  • Commercial Buses (10-15 Passengers)
  • 1999: N190,000.
  • Trucks
  • 1990-1995: N260, 000
  • 1996-2005: N290, 000.


But that is old news,currently with the new tarrif  which was kicked off in 2015, the cost price of the car would be used to determine the tariff to be paid.

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A 35% duty is to be charged on the cost of the vehicle along with a 35% levy, which sums the total cost of clearing your vehicle to 70% of the cost of the car.

For example if your vehicle cost N 3,500,000, you will be expected to pay an additional N2,450,000 in other to clear your vehicle.


Below are the current cost of clearing the following cars at Seme Border presently. Some fees includes port charges, custom duties, and clearing agent charges.



  • Peugeot 307 (2004) ₦ 275k
  • Peugeot 406 (2004) ₦ 295k
  • Peugeot 407 (2004) ₦ 330k
  • Peugeot 607 (2004) ₦ 367k
  • 2004 Toyota Siena – 350
  • VW brand Buses – ₦350
  • 2001 Benz ML 430 – 450
  • 2003 Passat Volkswagen – 380
  • 2003 Toyota Highlander – 450
  • Salvage 2015 Mazda 3 SV – 2M
  • 2003 Hyundai Sonata – 350k
  • 2011 Volkswagen CC – 1.2M
  • 2010 Camry Hybrid – 1.1M
  • 1994 Toyota 4 Runner –  450
  • Ford Focus 2012 – 1.4
  • 2010 Toyota Venza – 1.1m
  • 2007 Ford Edge – 900 or less
  • Lexus RX300 2001 – 420
  • Toyota Corolla 2006 – 400
  • Acura TSX 2004 Model – 380
  • Mitsubishi Carisma 2005 Model – 380
  • 2006 Land Rover Range Sport – 1.5m
  • Ford Focus Salon Car 2003 Model – 340
  • 2000 Toyota Yaris Verso 1.3 litres engine – 200
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  • 2010 Total Siena – This is subject to evaluation
  • Mazda 6 2004 Model – Between 430 – 500
  • 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Hyundai Elantra – 1.3m
  • Acura MDX 2007/2008/2009 – 700 / 850/ 980 respectively
  • Kia Optima 2012 and KIA Spectra 2006 – 1.2M | 500k respectively
  • Corolla 2003 | 2006 | 2008 model – 350 – 450 – 600 respectively
  • Toyota Camry 2003 | 2007 | 2008– 370, 600 and 600 respectively

Sept - Dec Updated Vehicle Clearance Tarrif 

Listed below are some of the current cost of clearing vehicles in Nigeria.

Year         Cars       Jeeps / Suv
1999 260000 400000k
2000      280000 400000k
2001      280000 450000k
2002      320000 450000k
2003      330000 480000k
2004      350000 480000k
2005      400000          500000k
2006      410000 550000k
2007      500000 570000k
2008 600000          600000k
2009 780000 850000k
2010 800000
2011-2015 - Negotiable


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More popular car models and their clearing cost
Car model Cost (N)
Acura MDX 2007 700000k
Acura MDX 2008 850000k
Acura MDX 2009 980000k
Acura TSX 380000k
Benz ML 450000k
Ford Edge 2007 900000k
Ford Focus 2012 1400000k
Hyundai Elantra 2013 – 2016 1300000k
Hyundai Sonata 350000k
Kia Optima 2012 1200000k
Kia Spectra 500000k
Land Rover R/Sport 2006 1500000k
Lexus RX 300 420000k
Mazda 3 SV 2000000k
Mazda 6 2004 450000k
Mitsubishi Carisma 2005 380000k
Toyota 4 Runner 1994 450000k
Toyota Camry 2003 270000k
Toyota Camry 2007- 2008 600000k
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2010 1100000k
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Toyota Corolla 2003 350000k
Toyota Corolla 2004 450000k
Toyota Corolla 2005 500000k
Toyota Corolla 2006 600000k
Toyota Highlander 450000k
Toyota Sienna 2004 350000k
Toyota Venza 2010 1100000k
Toyota Yaris 2000 200000k
Volkswagen buses 350000k
Volkswagen CC 2011 1200000k
Volkswagen Passat 380000k

If you haven't properly cleared your vehicle,or you have questions about your car and its status,you can verify the status of your car by visiting any one of the four zonal offices of the Nigerian customs:


  • Zone A Headquarters, No. 1 Harvey Road, Yaba, Lagos;
  • Zone B Headquarters, Kabala Doki, Kaduna;
  • Zone C Headquarters, Nigeria Ports Authority, Port Harcourt 
  • Zone D Headquarters, Yelwa Tudu Road, Bauchi State.
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Or you can verify by sending an SMS to any of these numbers: 094621597, 094621598 or 094621599.

Furnish them with details like your C-number, the year you paid your duty and the port or through which your car was imported into the country.

Wait for an SMS response with details about your car,if however your customs clearance wasn't authenticated,then go ahead and make arrangements and get your car properly documented.

Cars brought into Nigeria before 2015 will enjoy a 60% rebate.

Make sure you get your car authenticated to avoid harassment from custom officers,that might impound the vehicle on the basis that it is a smuggled vehicle.


4 comments:

  1. i bought a santafee hydai 2006 model from cotonu i every other thing was done plate number drivers licence etc but i have not paid the duty , how about to take the car to nigeria from ghana , please how do i pay the car duty to avoid any form of embarriasment ?

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  2. My brother, the reason why you did not guess any feedback until now I guess was because you acted as if you were not in Nigeria, customs has banned important by land on Vehicle, it has to come by sea. If you bring that car in to Nigeria by driving it, in means no duty can be paid on it.

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  3. If a Toyota camry 2004 bought in cotonu to Nigeria so how much will it take to get Nigeria custom duty.

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  4. This website was... how do I say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I have found something which helped me. Many thanks!

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