How To Start Car Importation Business
Many people buy cars to meet their basic transportation and luxury needs while others attach class to the type of car one drives. This has ensured that car import business blossomed into a very huge business for car dealers across the world. Since import and export business is one of the profitable businesses in Nigeria today, importation of cars is one of the ways you can tap into this lucrative investment. Many people make money importing used or new cars, buses, vans, SUVs, trucks and heavy machinery into Nigeria. The cost of clearing a vehicle/car hinges on a lot of factors. The make, model, car size and engine seize will affect how much you will pay for clearing when your vehicle gets to Nigeria.
Different brands and model of cars have varying demand according to people's taste. The ease of getting spare parts, repairing the cars, ruggedness, luxury and fuel economy are things that affects people's decision. Since you profit only when you can sell cars as fast as you buy them, go for popular demands. Examples of such HONDA models that sells fast are Ala, Bullet, Baby boy, End of Discussion EOD, Evil Spirit, IV-Tech while for TOYOTA models like Pencil, Envelope, Big Daddy, Muzzle etc moves fast.
Look For Reliable Import, Shipping And Clearing Agents
Not every car dealer you meet is a genuine one. Some are mere middlemen who are desperate to profit from your ignorance. Several procedures are involved in sourcing for and buying cars online, shipping from USA to Nigeria and clearing your vehicle when it gets to Lagos.
Buy And Sell Used Cars Offered For Sale Through Online Auto Auction
Check through inventories of online auto auction site like Copart, Manheim, eBay Autos, AutoTrader.com, Yahoo Autos and IAAI. You can then forward the link of your desired vehicle to a reliable shipping and clearing agent to help you handle the importation and clearing from the customs.
Auction Export is an established car import, shipping and clearing company that can help you handle car importation if you are based in Nigeria.
Ship From USA To Nigeria: How to Buy Online From The USA
If you need a reliable customs clearing agent, you can contact Phemmy Autos on 08036363467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, BB 2BB542F9
How Do You Import Cars into Nigeria
==> Get a Ship Entry Notice (SEN) from the Operations Department of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA)
==> Obtain your Bill of Lading from the shipper (This document would details of the ship and its cargo)
==> After this Bill is forwarded to NPA, a Bill of Entry is given to you.
==> Register the Bill of Entry with the Nigerian Customs Service
==> Go to the shipping company to collect your goods
==> When they check your Bill of Lading, a Delivery Order (D.O.) is issued to you.
==> Submit this Order after filling it.
==> Visit the delivery point and wait for your cargo after paying the required fees.
Import Duty Taxes When Importing Into Nigeria
To get a list of duties that each model and brand of vehicle attract when they land in Nigeria, visit the official site of Nigeria Customs Services HERE. Here is an excel document you can use to calculate your import tariffs. To get cheap and affordable importation and clearing rates, visit this thread on Nairaland.