Tax: up to 8%

Duties: up to 20%

Restricted items: Certain HS codes are prohibited

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Lead times:  4-6 weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier

Prominent Languages: English and Nigerian Pidgin English

The Complexities of Importing into Nigeria

Nigeria is host to several data centers for corporations ranging from SMEs to large multinational telecommunication companies. Nigeria is responsible for 23% of Africa’s internet users, making their technology market the largest on the continent. Shipping into Nigeria may require both pre-and post-inspection of goods depending on the type and value of the goods. This can be a lengthy process and must be conducted externally. Second-hand goods are permitted into Nigeria but do require extra documentation. 

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Nigeria

TecEx can make the necessary arrangements for inspections and ensure goods are cleared efficiently. We will also source all the appropriate import documents, including those required for second-hand goods.  

Click here to learn more about what to expect when shipping into Africa. 

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