CUSTOMS CLEARING AGENT

CUSTOMS CLEARING AGENT/CUSTOMS BROKER IN NIGERIA

Customs Clearing Agent? As a businessman, if you were to tap into a population of nearly 200 million people, what business would you rather invest in? Would you just go ahead and invest into your passion for instance, or would you rather think in terms of opportunity, the unsatisfied desire of the people that could be exploited for profit, while serving the target people? Obviously, every businessman’s goal is to make profit. Do you know that Nigeria is an import dependent state? Thus, huge opportunities exist in import and export niche in the Nigerian space. Hence, investing in the cargo clearing and forwarding business in Nigeria is not a bad idea.

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What then is the purpose of this timely article? Could it be to empower businessmen? Or could it be to woo investors? May be both reasons are correct. To give free, but quality information is the reason I wrote this article. Yes I mean the kind of information that people would rather keep to themselves. We are giving out this empowerment because Vagmon e-Grup & Logistics believes that if you give free, you will receive free. Again partnering with organisations from Europe or America is not a bad idea for us, since we already have our presence in those places.

CUSTOMS CLEARING AGENT – WHAT REQUIREMENT?

What apparatus do you need to become a customs clearing agent or Customs Broker (as they are often called in the United States) in Nigeria? Let us divide what is needed to become a customs clearing agent into three categories, to give it a sharper focus:

CUSTOMS CLEARING AGENT: DOCUMENTS NEED FOR FRESH LICENCE APPLICATION WITH THE NIGERIAN CUSTOMS:

  • FORM SALE 135
  • FORM SALE 158
  • CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF COMPANY
  • MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLE OF ASSOCIATION (CUSTOMS AGENT)
  • SHARE CAPITAL OF NGN10,000,000.00 FULLY PAID
  • CERTIFIED LIST OF DIRECTORS FORM C.07
  • QUALIFICATION/VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF DIRECTORS
  • SWORN DECLARATION OF DIRECTORS NON-INVOLVEMENT IN FRAUD
  • EVIDENCE OF TITLE OF OFFICE
  • SCALE OF CHARGES
  • THREE (3) YEARS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE
  • RECOMMENDATION FROM BANK
  • VEHICLE PARTICULARS
  • SKETCH DIAGRAM AND OFFICE PLAN
  • LETTER OF APPOINTED/ACCEPTANCE OF CUSTOMS REPRESENTATIVE
  • VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND TESTIMONIAL OF CUSTOMS REPRESENTATIVE
  • SWORN AFFIDAVIT OF NON-INVOLVEMENT OF CUSTOMS REPRESENTATIVE IN FRAUD
  • FOUR (4) PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPHS OF CUSTOMS REPRESENTATIVE
  • AUDITED ACCOUNT OF THE COMPANY
  • LASTLY, REMARKS: NUMBER OF DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED.

CUSTOMS CLEARING AGENT IN NIGERIA: HUMAN CAPITAL NEEDED

  • TRAINED INDIVIDUALS WITH THE PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE OF CARGO CLEARING IN NIGERIA
  • OFFICE WORK DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST
  • GOOD ICT PERSONNEL
  • MARKETING PERSONNEL IN NIGERIA
  • ALSO, MARKETING OR COMPANY SALES PERSONNEL IN EUROPE OR AMERICA

CUSTOMS CLEARING AGENT IN NIGERIA: MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT NEED

This is a function of how much large you want to start. This article will list the basic equipment that can run a cargo clearing office for a starter.

  • FIRSTLY, A 12FT BY 12FT OFFICE APARTMENT
  • 3 COMPUTER SYSTEM SETS
  • BIG AND SMALL PRINTERS
  • MOBILITY; BE IT A SALOON CAR OR A HILUX
  • INTERNET FACILITY
  • OTHER NORMAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT
  • FINALLY, WAREHOUSE (OPTIONAL FOR A START)

Read also: NIGERIA IMPORT REQUIREMENT

In Conclusion:

Huge untapped opportunities exist in the import and export market in the Nigerian space. To be an import cargo clearing vendor is still a lucrative business as the country relies heavily on imports. Furthermore, Vagmon e-Grup & Logistics has the right information and know-how to help you get all the requirements listed. Therefore, what do you want? Partner with us? Consult us to set up your company? At any rate, we can do much more.

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23 comments

    1. This write up is highly helpful, I truly appreciate it. I am a young graduate of law and criminologist and I want to know if your firm can give me a practical training in clearing and forwarding business.

  1. Please I need a link up to a mentor in the clearing and forwarding business who will brush me up. Do you do that and what’s the cost

    1. Many thanks for reaching out to us. We do training of Clearing Agents. Our training is all-embracing and covers the following:
      1. Clearing and Forwarding fundamentals
      2. Clearing and Forwarding Documentation
      3. Field training in real-time job
      4. Set-up
      5. After sales follow-up.
      You can contact us via phone line or WatsApp using the phone number +2349075526276. Our email address is fanigry@gmail.com/info@clearingandforwardingnigeria.com

  2. Good day, please I’m a civil servant and I want to register as a licensed customs clearing agent in Nigeria, how do I go about it, thanks.

  3. I will like to be a customs clearing agent, I need what it require and all I will need to kick start it. My no is 08033741278

  4. Good day
    Please i need a clarification can someone do both the sea port and air port clearing at the same time using one clearance certificate. I want to start the clearing business I need your kind assistance
    Thanks

  5. Good day ,
    Pls I would love to renew my license , it was last renewed in 2001 , how do I go about n what and what does it entails to start work again

    Thanks mary

    1. Thanks for reaching us. We can help with the renewal.
      Kindly WhatsApp or call us anytime from 10am prompt so we will state all things.
      Good evening.
      Wilson Chinedu.

  6. Hello sir, please I would like to know the required steps to become a custom clearing agent in Nigeria. I have no prior experience but with the above article, I am encouraged to learn. Thanks.

  7. Hi, I`m based in the uk and in the process of setting up a clearing agency in nig and my license already in place, I`ll need an induction for myself {Could be arrange online) and potential staffs when I come around. Kindly get back to me on info@raaamsdhl.com or raaams@rocketmail.com or +447545951928 to discuss further. Thanks

    Kind regards
    A R Salawu

    1. We do setup and training. Thank you for reaching us.
      You can also reach us via voice call and WhatsApp +2349075526276.

  8. Hi!
    I will like to have the information on training and documents needed to be a clearing company and as a clearing agent in Nigeria..
    My information is below . Please contact me ASAP.

    Thank you

    Sonny Aj

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