How To Check Nigeria Customs Service Import Tariff / Duty


This post contains information on how you can check the import tarrif / duty of goods that you want to import to Nigeria. 

And as expected you are supposed to pay import duty and taxes to the Nigerian Customs the moment your goods arrive in Nigeria. 
Usually the tarrif or duty to be paid is based on the Cost, Insurance, and Freight valuation method. This method involves the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight as well as the cost of insurance which is the total complete shipping value of the imported goods. 

Also you should know that the duty to be paid depends on the products that you are importing,for example the duty for importing a box of toothpick is different from the duty of imported vehicles. 

How To Check Nigeria Customs Service Import Tariff / Duty

Listed below is the guild line for the payment of import duty in 2018 as listed on the official Nigerian Customs website. 

Import Duty Payment

1. Importer shall continue to pay an administrative charge of 1% of FOB value of all imports based on the exchange rate on the approved e-Form M.
2. All imports shall continue to be assessed for duty at the C.I.F. value of the goods using the rate of exchange on the approved e-Form M.

3. It shall be the duty of the importer’s bank through which the e-Form M was processed to collect the amount of import duty as assessed, if it is a Designated Bank. However, for e-Form M transactions processed by non Designated Bank, payment of import duty shall be at any of the Designated Banks, while a copy of the duty payment receipt shall be made available to the processing bank by the importer.

4. For transactions in respect of dutable personal effects payment of duty can be made at any preferred Designated Bank.
5. The Designated Bank will match printed assessment notice with the electronically received assessment notice for the Single Goods Declaration (SGD). if the information tallies, the bank will receive payments and issue signed Bank receipt.

6. The designated bank shall send an e-confirmation message to NCS acknowledging receipt of duty and taxes in respect of the SGD.

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7. All payments shall continue to be electronically transferred daily by Designated Banks to the respective pool accounts with CBN, failing which necessary sansactions actions shall apply.