Import Customs procedures in Nigeria

Customs clearance process required in Nigeria


What is the customs process in Nigeria to import?  How is import cargo released from Nigeria Customs to importer?  Import cargo clearance in Nigeria Customs. Who are the parties involved in import customs clearance formalities in Nigeria?


The information provided here details on how to import goods to Nigeria especially import customs clearance procedures in Nigeria.

Nigeria Customs Service was saddled with the responsibilities of revenue collection, accounting for same and anti smuggling activities under the supervisory oversight of the Nigerian Ministry of Finance.

Once you arranged the necessary documents for import, then open Form M on the Nigerian Trade Platform (Single Window system) attaching the required documents such as insurance certificate, proforma invoice and the product certificate and Submit the listed documents to the ADB (Authorised Dealer Bank).The originals of the documents should be submitted to the processing bank prior to validation. Then the bank validates & processes your Form M, and sends to NCS. The importer should activate SONCAP certificate which is obtained and send by the supplier. Customs will issue a pre-arrival assessment report (PAAR) if they accepted the Form M, which you will use to commence the clearance of your cargo.

Customs Declarations can be done through ASYCUDA.


Import customs clearance methodology to deliver imported goods to importer is same in almost all ports worldwide.  Detailed information about import customs process is explained separately in this website.  Click below to read the same.


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The information provided here details on how to import goods to Nigeria especially import customs clearance procedures in Nigeria.



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