CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CHARGES

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CHARGES: COST OF CARGO CLEARING

Customs clearance charges vary from country to country. In my article for ‘HOW MUCH TO CUSTOMS CLEAR AIR FREIGHT IN NIGERIA’ I discussed sample conventional air freight clearance cost, beginning from the very first stage. Again, in another article titled ‘HOW TO ESTIMATE CARGO IMPORT CLEARANCE COST IN NIGERIA’ insight was given on what the cost would be handling the cargo on a direct assessment basis – shipped without the Form M and associated SON PC and SONCAP requirements. As is typical of my kind of person, both articles gave a rather practical example of work done by us directly instead of junks of theories that may not be applicable in everyday way of doing things.

In like manner, this article will present typical conventional sea freight for your consumption. Feel free to drop your comments and perception of what you read; in that way we are encouraged to keep doing what we do.

Read Also: SUPPLY CHAIN: QUOTATION FOR SHIPPING TO NIGERIA

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CHARGES: SAMPLE CONVENTIONAL SEA FREIGHT CLEARANCE COST IN NIGERIA:

Client Writes:

Dear VIS,

We intend to import Slim range hood from China to Nigeria.

Look through the description below and the attached document to

Let us have your competitive import clearance cost.

Item Description:

60cm width Inox (#430), 220V/50HZ, UK plug, 1pc Carbon filters, Neutral packing.

Dimensions 0.29CBM (31 Kg)

Quantity: 5

Country of Origin of the Goods: China

Country of Supply: China

Mode of Shipment: Sea

Payment Terms: 100% T/T in advance

Country of Final Destination: Lagos, Nigeria

Port of Loading: Hong Kong

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.

Invoice Template: Read Also: WHAT IS A PRO FORMA INVOICE IN NIGERIAN CONTEXT?

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 CodeUnit Price (USD)Quantity/PCLine Total (USD)
160cm width Slim range hood, Inox (#430) ,220V/50HZ,UK plug,1pcCarbon filters, Neutral packing

HSCODE: 8414600000

57.005285.00
Special notes and terms of sale:
Package: Brown Box

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: Hong Kong

Port of delivery: Apapa Lagos Nigeria.

Subtotal285.00
Ocean freight charge260.00
Ancillary Charges0.00
Total C&F545.00

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CHARGES: COST

Below is the cost implication and money that must be on ground to avoid any delay or incur additional storage charges.

  1. SON PC/SONCAP -We can help handle this from any country in the world.
  2. Form M/PAAR processing – free of charge from us, but NGN6,000 to be paid to the bank as commission
  3. Customs clearance – NGN60, 000
  4. SONCAP Inspection Charges – to be advised and per bill on invoice
  5. Quarantine/Fumigation – NGN10, 000
  6. Import Customs Duty – As per bill on the assessment notice

Read Also: CALCULATING CUSTOMS DUTY; NIGERIA AS EXAMPLE

  1. Terminal Handling & Storage Charges – As per outlay and receipted bill given
  2. Shipping Company Local Charges – As per outlay and receipted bill given
  3. Delivery/Transport, Port to Victoria Ireland – NGN45, 000

In summary:

If you are looking for the Customs clearance charges for clearing conventional airfreight in Nigeria, then refer to my article for ‘HOW MUCH TO CUSTOMS CLEAR AIR FREIGHT IN NIGERIA’ otherwise if the search is a typical direct assessment job without Form M or SONCAP, look up the article ‘HOW TO ESTIMATE CARGO IMPORT CLEARANCE COST IN NIGERIA.‘ This particular article has shown what obtains for conventional sea freight. Don’t forget to always drop us at least a comment, whether favourable or not, we need it to improve.

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