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AIRFREIGHT NIGERIA: HOW MUCH TO CUSTOMS CLEAR

Airfreight means that the means of transportation is air. In my article for how to estimate cargo import clearance cost in Nigeria I did promise that I was going to do another article on how to handle conventional cargo clearing cost estimate. Here in this article, we shall look at the case study of an air freight job handled by us. Spare a good time to read all things so you can have a holistic understanding of the process.

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SAMPLE CONVENTIONAL AIRFREIGHT CLEARANCE COST

Client Writes:

Dear Vagmon,

We intend to import 3 pieces of pneumatic pressure gauge equipment with an overall gross weight of 900kg. Look through the description below and the attached document to let us have your competitive import clearance cost.

Item Description:

Internal Pneumatic Line-Up Clamp (16″-18″) with self-propel

Dimensions 2840 x 600 x 720 mm x 3 (300 Kg Each)

Packages 3 Packages

Country of Origin of the Goods: China

Country of Supply: China

Shipping Terms: CPT

Mode of Shipment: Air

Payment Terms: 30% with PO

Country of Final Destination: Lagos, Nigeria

Port of Loading: China

Also give to us the acceptable invoice format in a template

Our Response:

Dear client thanks for the above job offer.

Kindly use the below format pro forma invoice and see our quote.

We hope to hear from you shortly, so we can commence the process.

AIRFREIGHT INVOICE TEMPLATE

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Copy and paste on the exporters letter head paper, stamp and revert to us.

Consignee:

Contact address, email, phone number, contact person, etc.

Exporter:

Include all shipper detail including contact person and email, etc.

Item/Part #

Description/HS Code

Unit Price (USD)

Quantity/PC

Line Total (USD)

1Internal Pneumatic Line-Up Clamp (16″-18″) with self-propel

Dimensions 2840 x 600 x 720 mm x 3 (300 Kg Each)

HSCODE: 8479.89.00

28,668.35386005.05
Certification Charges800.00
Packaging Cost1750.00

Special notes and terms of sale:

Package: Brown Box

Cargo Delivery time: Around 5 days after payment is received.

Terms of Payment: 30% with PO.

Shipping Terms: CPT

Country of origin of goods: China,

Country of supply of goods: China,

Port of loading: China

Port of delivery: Murtala Mohammed Lagos Nigeria.

Subtotal (value of goods)86005.05
Freight cost (to MM Lagos)6500.00
Ancillary Charges2250.00
Total C&F95055.05

AIRFREIGHT NIGERIA: CLEARING COST ESTIMATE

Service Charges:
1. Customs Clearance Standard – Lagos air – Lump sum NGN180, 000 (Where
there is Form M/PAAR)
2. Transportation to Warri, inclusive of community charges –
NGN120, 000 (Though the dimension of each box is not mentioned)
3. Clearing period is 2-3 days after payment of customs duty and other governmental taxes.

Outlay charges:
1. Customs duty + taxes – as per the assessment notice and per outlay
2. NAHCO Charges – As per outlay (official receipt to be issued)
3. FAAN/CVs – as per outlay (official receipt to be issued)
4. SONCAP Port charges NGN5, 000
5. Airline charge – as per outlay (official receipt to be issued)

Client’s Response:

Dear Vagmon,

Please find attached documents for the pneumatic shipment coming from china.

We will forward the SONCAP and AWB docs as soon as we received, for your PAAR processing. Giving below the Air Booking details:-

ETD Beijing: 30/ 12/ 2017

ETD Addis Ababa: 01/01/2018

The shipment will be reaching on 1/1/2018.

We can’t accept any delay in this shipment.  So advise your agent in Lagos to make all necessary arrangements to clear the shipment on FAST Track basis.

Thanks for your offer.

We once again wish to reinstate the following terms and conditions:-

All the NAHCO/ FAN charges (Airport) will be paid by VAGMON on our behalf and this will be included in the final invoice.

The Customs duty payment will be made by us directly as soon as we receive the duty assessment invoice.

The Invoice will be paid after 45 days of Invoice submission.

TAXES: 5% WHT & 1% NCD would be deducted from the final payment. VAT-5% will be exclusive.

The vehicle used for transportation needs to be specified.

Our Next Response:

Dear Client,

Thanks for offering us this job.

We have accepted all terms and conditions of this job and promise to deliver even before schedule.

In Conclusion:

Like my article for how to estimate cargo import clearance cost in Nigeria, this article has dealt with cargo clearing cost estimate for an airfreight. In my next article, we shall deal with clearance cost for sample conventional sea freight. Do not forget to like our page, comment and reach us via our contact us page.

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