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 product guide you can use when importing from China are:

i. Electronics appliance and gadget

ii. Fashion Accessories

iii. Home and Office

vi appliances

iv. Automobiles

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

  • Pork
  • 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 fridges
  • 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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