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The federal government levies customs duties on most imports, but these duties were substantially reduced in 1986 and in 1995. The import duty varies from 5% to 60%, averaging 12%. All imports are also subject to a 7% port surcharge and a 5% value-added tax (VAT). The paperwork necessary for exporting and importing is lengthy. The taxation system has been widely avoided and valuations are arbitrary.

Prohibited exports include raw hides and skins, timber and building materials, raw palm kernels, and unprocessed rubber (to protect building and processing industries). Most goods produced in Nigeria may be freely exported. Prohibited imports include live chicks, flour, vegetable oils, gypsum, mosquito repellent coils, plastic domestic articles, used tires, and weapons.

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emeka
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Aug 29, 2007 @ 2:14 pm
pls i want to to send the full of new tyres duty from nigeria custom is percentage of but fourty and twenty fit.
emeka
Wale Karunwi
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Aug 30, 2007 @ 2:14 pm
I want to find out if industrial plastic mould for building construction falls under the import probihition list.If it does not, how do I get a proper authorisation to import such items?Where can I go to get further information? Regards
Mr. Arthur Uchendu
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Sep 3, 2007 @ 2:02 am
Please send me comprehensive import prohibition list.
Dada Abdul rasheed
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Sep 10, 2007 @ 8:08 am
Please send me a detailed list of the import prohibition list of nigeria
OLATUNJI
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Sep 28, 2007 @ 7:07 am
pls i want to know more about the duties of custom and order bodies relating to custom. also help me on how custom positivelly affecting import and export.
As an exporter to be i want to know the type of form i will need and where to get it.
Ikenna Okpara
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Oct 20, 2007 @ 12:00 am
Please kindly send me a comprehensive and updated import prohibition list. Is cusmetics and beauty care products in the list?
Oladimeji Jones
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Oct 22, 2007 @ 4:04 am
Please, I need a review of Customs, Excise Tariff.etc, (Consolidation) chapter 85.
It's to assist us in clearing some of our elctrical imported goods.
The one we have is an outdated one that of 1995-2001.
Please, we need it urgently.
thanks
paul williams
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Jun 28, 2008 @ 6:18 pm
pls iam about to start the business of importation and would need the import prohibition list. I dont want to ahve problems with customs. please send me he import prohibition list.
Maxwell
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Feb 1, 2010 @ 8:08 am
You mentioned vegetable oils as one of the prohibited products for imports.
Is extra virgin oil also prohibited for imports?
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Oct 25, 2010 @ 10:10 am
Kindly let me know if medical equipment and supplies donated by a charity organisation overseas to a medical centre of a not-for-profit private school is exempted from custom duties charges or otherwise. Pls cite appropriate tariff numbers. thks.
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Nov 26, 2010 @ 8:08 am
please how do i get a comprehensive import prohibition list.
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Nov 27, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
Pls send comprehensive import prohibition list, can i gat all the importer contact
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Dec 1, 2010 @ 2:02 am
pls advice as par the duty payable on forklift

Regards
Mike
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Dec 3, 2010 @ 5:05 am
Is the importation of used electronic prohibited in nigeria
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Dec 4, 2010 @ 5:05 am
please can i get a full list of the items that can be imported into Nigeria & their various tariff.
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Mar 18, 2011 @ 6:06 am
please arrange full list of the items that can be imported into Nigeria & their various tariff.
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Mar 31, 2011 @ 6:06 am
Hi There

I am looking for more information on what the rates,taxes and customs are for importing secondhand clothing to Nigeria.

Thank you

Kind Regards
Chantelle
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Apr 7, 2011 @ 1:01 am
Please how would i know whether the custom paper given to me where i bought my car in lagos is genuine?
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May 2, 2011 @ 2:02 am
PLS SIR, I WANT YOU TO SEND ME SOME OF THE PROHIBITED LIST OF ITEMS FOR IMPORTATION.
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May 16, 2011 @ 5:05 am
Please kindly let me know the tarrif of impoorted used cars and the allowable age bracket. Secondly, if some one comes into the country with one or two electronics product, would he pay any tarrif? Lastly I would appreciate if you send me the comprehensive list of contrabands items. Thanks
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May 22, 2011 @ 9:09 am
yeah,i really enjoy your page ,but what i want from you is the comprehensive list of contraband items in Nigeria.
Shah Nusrat Salim
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Jul 12, 2011 @ 10:10 am
I want to know import duty on prefabricated steel warehouse from China.
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Jul 17, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
Please i would like to know if i am suppossed to pay custom duty on a joint shipment of 20ft container.
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Aug 12, 2011 @ 5:05 am
please could you tell me what is the procedure to import clothes from France to Nigeria?
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Aug 24, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
pls i want to know if i can import torchlight and rechargable lights and bulbs
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Aug 26, 2011 @ 4:04 am
what would the duty be for natural remedies? thanks.
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Sep 11, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
Please can you tell me how much duty I will pay for custom duty for Toyota Camry 1998 model?
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Sep 22, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
Good morning
What s the tax percentage to import rice today?

Best regards
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Sep 30, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
What percentage Customs charges (Duty, VAT, etc) would I be required to pay if I import new office furniture into Nigeria; or is importation totally prohibited? I would really appreciate your early response. Thanks.
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Nov 3, 2011 @ 5:05 am
Just want know if i can buy any car from benuin republic and the duty before drivin it in myself
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Nov 3, 2011 @ 8:08 am
good day, just to find out do you collect duty on computers from UK? Thanks alot
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Nov 15, 2011 @ 4:16 pm
Pls i want to know if Jammers, CCTV, CAMERAS.BUG DETECTORS,BODY ARMORS & ACCESSORIES PROHIBITED AND WHATS THE DUTY URGENTLY
IKENNA
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Dec 3, 2011 @ 9:09 am
I WANT TO SEND 7LAPTOPS TO NIGERIA, PLEASE WHAT IS THE DUTIES AND CHARGES
paul
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Dec 16, 2011 @ 3:03 am
please i want to export groundnuts. what is the procedures.
jegede
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Jan 16, 2012 @ 7:07 am
please i want to know the procedure for being an importer of candle and razor blade from china.
I will also appreciate it if a copy of list of prohibited goods can be forwarded to me. thanks
innocent okafor
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Feb 18, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
please sir i want to import shoes from Europe. i want to know the Customs duties and import tax, to Nigeria,. I will also appreciate if a copy of prohibited list of goods can be forwarded to me. thanks
jide babalola
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Feb 19, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I will like to know if if used cloths are prohibited,as in importation to nigeria. and also red wine. becouse i dont want to go against the law in my business.
SEGUN ONI
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Jun 5, 2012 @ 11:11 am
Sir could you, send to me an updated as amended til-date duties on ceramics wall and floor tiles. is it compulsory to pay levy`s, VAT and what other chargers would it attract.
popo
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Jun 12, 2012 @ 1:01 am
how much to clear imported car -year 2000 nissan in Lagos including brokage fee and custom duties
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Jun 22, 2012 @ 6:06 am
Please I need complete least of tariff / clearance of cars with years in Nigerian ports
JAMES
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Jun 29, 2012 @ 8:08 am
Pls let me know the types of goods can be import into nigeria.
Chiwuzie Anajemba
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Jul 4, 2012 @ 1:01 am
Please is POLYPROPYLENE MAT in the list of Contraband goods in Nigeria, thank you
nissar
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Jul 5, 2012 @ 4:04 am
What is the % of Import Duty today for Rice today?
Adejumo Abayomi
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Jul 25, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
I WANT TO KNOW THE COST OF CLEARING A CONTAINER LOADED WITH 2 NOS 4 CYLINDER VEHICLES OF AGE LESS THAN 8 YEARS AND LIVING ROOM & BED ROOMS FURNITURES.
aboje ochagwuba
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Aug 12, 2012 @ 12:12 pm
please kindly send me your import duty rate on a home theater system
hany
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Aug 21, 2012 @ 8:08 am
please kindly send me your import duty rate for flatbed semi trailer
Niraj
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Oct 14, 2012 @ 9:09 am
Kindly send me duty structure for imported electronic (Telecommunication) items.
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Oct 15, 2012 @ 8:08 am
Good day, please can you send me the complete cost of Duty, Clearance and taxes importation of tomato paste, sweetcorn and sardine into Nigeria. Thanks so much.
Adeola
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Oct 31, 2012 @ 11:11 am
I want to know if an individual can import rice and what is d duty cost other processing for document for it to nigeria?
Chukwuemeka
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Nov 3, 2012 @ 7:07 am
I want to know the Nigerian custom requirement of importing rice
Adekunle Kenny
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Nov 14, 2012 @ 4:04 am
Well done to our custom officers for job well done for the country,but there is still need for them to open up to Nigerians to how to go about paying duties and not falling victims of fraudsters. I think this can be done by making payment account public to the masses, thereby, the masses will pay money directly into Governments account and one can be sure that whatever hes paying goes to the Government and not fraudsters.
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Nov 27, 2012 @ 10:10 am
Iwant to know the total number of trucks imported into Nigeria from 2009 to 2011.
babatunde awe
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Dec 10, 2012 @ 12:00 am
my question is the same with no;59. I will be looking forward for ur quick response cheers
Abdul
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Dec 29, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
What is the import clearance duty rate for importing used cars between 1995 to 2005 first registration year model?
Taofeek obadeyi
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Feb 5, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
Please, kindly send me all Nigerian Custorms regullated contraband expecialy in electrical,electronics and computer and duties on each item Thanks
Christopher Peter Enehikhare
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Feb 12, 2013 @ 10:10 am
Please, I wish to know some of the most important goods that are country bound to Nigeria. I am asking for this because I live in Spain and because of the bad economy of Spain, placing every one jobless here, we try to buy some essencial things here to sell in Nigeria. Some people will buy some goods as well and give us to deliver them to their families at home. Now, there is a rumour here that most of the goods we buy bring to Nigeria are now country bound. It will not be fare if peoples' goods are ceased on our own expences. So, please, this is why we want to have the idea of the goods that are not accepted in order for us to avoid problems.
Thanks for reading and please, your response will be of great help to me and to others that will hear from me too. God bless you.
Gamal
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Feb 28, 2013 @ 1:13 pm
How much the customs duty of soap bar if imported from Egypt?
nkwocha augustine
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Mar 10, 2013 @ 12:12 pm
IS SCHOOL MATHS SET EXEMPTED FROM IMPORT DUTY? IF THE ANSWER IS NO, WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE?
Joke ifekoya
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Jul 15, 2013 @ 2:02 am
Pls i want to no goods dat ar conutrabound to nigeria as a importer to be,thanks
Sam
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Jul 26, 2013 @ 1:13 pm
Please, what is the percentage of clearing a 20 ft and 40 ft containers of wine in Nigeria?
Thanks.
Sam.
Brett
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Jan 22, 2014 @ 4:04 am
Hi

I will be sending air conditioners to Nigeria. Kindly advise what the applicable duties are
ABC
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Feb 14, 2014 @ 5:17 pm
i would like to know how many tonnes of polyethylene pipes were imported into Nigeria in 2013
Pat
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Mar 13, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
Is there any table that shows how much it cost to claim cars from custom?
ASC Evans A
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Sep 20, 2014 @ 12:12 pm
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