Clearing Agent Lagos help in clearing a container cheap. This is a function of the value and the nature of goods contained in the container. Yes the size of the container also contributes to the overall clearance cost.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: WHY THIS ARTICLE
This article is prepared to enable you spend less in getting your container to desired site. The following steps will go a long way to reduce clearance cost:
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Proper description and classification of goods in the container
Make no mistake, proper description of items of import matters a lot in international trade. Research the Nigeria trade very well to see what term best describes your item to the context of the Nigerian market vocabulary. By proper classification, I mean to say you should check the goods very well to see if they are classified as new or old. Yes this is important because they attract different regulatory documents and consequently different cost implications.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Use the right HS Codes Classification
The importance of this lies in the fact that different HS Codes mean different duty rates to the government coffer. The difference could be between 5% to a 35%. Non skilful use of HS Codes could result in some trouble along the clearance of the goods, or even worst, more cost implication. Also, wrong usage of HS Codes could mean sanctions from the Nigerian Customs. Why not consult with documentation experts to handle goods categorisation for you. Vagmon Integrated Services (+2349075526276) is an expert import and export documentation and clearance specialist.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Know the required regulatory documentation
Do you need a SONCAP Certificate or NAFDAC or NESREA certificate to clear the goods into Nigeria? If so how do you process those certificates? Failure to ask and answer these and similar questions before commencement of shipping could result in trouble or more costs down the line. Consequently, we advise you to contact us from the onset to guide you properly.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Know the means of payment for your container import
If letter of credit, are you sure the exporter has included all costs as you would want to? What about local handling and ancillary costs at the origin or supply? Who pays for it? Have all things been captured in the invoice if applicable? Take some time to double check, or consult for help and allow a specialist vet or things for you.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Keep the line of communication with importer and exporter wide open
Ensure each party understands clearly the process from initiation to finish. If possible prepare a process and timeline sheet and distribute to all parties in the loop. The exporter and carrier must know when to begin shipping. All parties must know what documents need be added or waited for. For instance, are all personnel aware that Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) agents are to inspect the product and supervise stuffing process? Does your exporter know that Form M document numbers will be added to other shipping documents before exporting? In addition, does the exporter know the financial implication of doing otherwise? Hence, explain all things clearly to all parties. Furthermore, avoid assumptions.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: CLEAR A CONTAINER CHEAP: Do Form M
Unless otherwise, you have a made mind to go through direct assessment of your cargo, with more cost implication. If not, you need a Form M. Thus, ensure the Clearance Vendor prepares the Form M. Once received, Form M numbers should be added to shipping documents.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Follow normal clearance steps
Read my article below for thorough understanding of steps involve.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Sample Cost of Clearing 40 Feet Container
- Transport and return of container say from Port Harcourt to Warri and return = NGN400, 000.00
- Transport within Port Harcourt and return = NGN180, 000.00
- Shipping company charges (usually to be given by the shipping company) = NGN170, 000.00
- Terminal handling charges (to be given) = NGN180, 000.00
- Vendor’s Clearing cost = NGN120, 000.00
- Auto demurrage = NGN100, 000.00
The above charges vary, and are different for each shipping company. See sample below.
CLEARING AGENT LAGOS: Customs Duty
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