COST OF CLEARING CONTAINER OF 40FT AND 20FT AT LAGOS SEA CARGO PORTS APAPA AND TINCAN

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COST OF CLEARING CONTAINER OF 40FT AND 20FT AT LAGOS SEA CARGO PORTS APAPA AND TINCAN

Cost of clearing container of 40ft or 20ft at sea ports in Nigeria depends on the documentation requires, value of the goods and the shipping company alongside with the customs agent that handles the process. Terminal and shipping charges varies on the shipping companies in Nigeria. The transportation of the goods from the port to the warehouse of the consignee will also add to its cost

Customs clearance exercise is the process whereby Nigeria customs service and other relevance port agencies examine the consignments shipped to Nigeria. The process involves physical examination, documentations information tally with the goods in the container. The duties values declared will be looked into to know if there are no discrepancies between the information on documents and the goods to be examined.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR CUSTOMS CLEARANCE THAT ADD TO COST OF CLEARING CONTAINER:

  • Original Bill of Lading from the shipping company
  • 1 copy CCVO (Combine Certificate of Value and Origin) (Form 16)
  • Pro-forma invoice
  • PAAR – Pre-Arrive Assessment Report
  • Assessment Notice from Custom agent that handles it
  • Form 'M' (Central bank of Nigeria Form Submission can be applied for at Nigeria banks
  • Packing list showing the description of the goods and its dimension.
  • Customs Duty payment Confirmation from bank you open Form M

CHARGES INVOLVE IN CLEARING 40FT CONTAINER

Deposition of 40ft container: N200, 000 per container

Shipping company charges: N170, 000

Terminal charges: N180, 000

Punching: N10, 000

Custom documentation: N100, 000

Automatic Demurrage: N100, 000

Agent fees: N120, 000

Duties:---

Import duties based on the HS code declared %

CIS (Comprehensive Inspection Supervision Scheme) 1% of value declared

Ports Surcharge – 7% of the value declared

ETLS – 0.5 0f the value declared

VAT – 5%

Even if you have 0% import duty on your goods. You will still need to pay other charges above.

COST OF CLEARING A 20FT CONTAINER

Deposition of 20ft container: N100, 000

Shipping company charges: N100, 000

Terminal charges: N100, 000

Punching: N10, 000

Custom documentation: N50, 000

Agent fees:N120, 000,

Duties:----

Import duties based on the HS code declared %

CIS (Comprehensive Inspection Supervision Scheme) 1% of value declared

Ports Surcharge – 7% of the goods value declared

ETLS – 0.5 0f the value goods  declared

VAT – 5%

Even if you have 0% import duty on your goods. You will still need to pay other charges above.

The above information is based on the experiences as a  customs agent and the Nigeria shipping companies involved. Price of the clearing costs may differ based on shipping lines and terminals

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