What year of car can be imported into Nigeria?

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What year of car can be imported into Nigeria?

What year of car can be imported into Nigeria?: The Japanese used cars that should not be more than 8 years old from the date of first registration. The used cars from Japan imported to Nigeria should be Left Hand Drive. Apapa and Lagos are the ports where used cars from Japan are imported.

Documents Required:

To claim any goods at Nigerian ports, the following documents must be presented to officials of the Customs and Excise Department.

  1. Bill of lading.
  2. Marine insurance policy (issued by a Nigerian insurance firm).
  3. Evidence of payment of VAT.
  4. Bill of entry.
  5. Approved Form M: Form “M” should be processed by any person importing used cars into Nigeria through an authorized commercial/merchant bank. The authorized banks shall be responsible for delivering all Forms “M” (including those for imports excluded from inspection) to the appointed inspection agent’s liaison offices in Nigeria.

Taxes and Duties:

Custom Duties applicable to the vehicles:

Vehicles Custom Duty
Cars 30%
Buses 15%
Trucks 30%
CKD (Complete Knocked Down vehicles) 5%

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