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28th January, 20215:24 AM

Asked on 15th July, 2020

How To Import Goods From China To Nigeria ?

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Nigeria has got good economic ties with China, hence trade between both countries will not be a big deal at all.

Goods are either imported via ship through the waters or via airlines. A guide of product you can import from China are:

i. Electronics appliance and gadget

ii. Fashion Accessories

iii. Home and Office appliances

iv. Automobiles



Some products have been prohibited from being imported into the country. They are:

- Pork Meat

- Nuclear industrial waste

- Alcoholic substances

- Drugs and narcotics

- A medicament which falls under the headings of 3003 and 304. You need to confirm which ones are they before importing them

- Waste pharmaceuticals

- Corrugated paper and paperboards

- Used motor vehicles above 15

- years from the date of manufacture

- Bagged cement

- Certain furniture items

- Water including mineral water

- Carpets and certain textile floor covering

- Used compressors and used fridge and freezers

- Second-hand clothing


To start with, you need the following documents to be able to import goods:

- Form M. This can be obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria, through the commercial bank you deal with.

- Insurance certificate: It covers goods against risk

- Agency Certificate: The agency supervising the dealings of the goods you produce will hand you a certificate (e.g NAFDAC certificate for importing drugs)

- Commercial Invoice: This is issued from China and would be requested by the Nigerian Customs at entry points.

- Bill of Lading/Airways Bill: Your carrier will issue your customs agent with this document.

- In making payments, the following are the acceptable means:

Telegraphic Transfer, Western Union, PayPal, AliPay, Escrow, Letter of Credit.

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