Nigeria customs tariff on cars in 2018

Nigeria customs tariff on cars in 2018

So you want to buy a car abroad but do not know how much the whole ordeal is going to cost you? Then let us help you out! We have compiled the latest Nigeria customs tariff on cars, so that you know how much you will have to pay for getting your new personal vehicle into the country. Check it out!

Nigeria customs tariff on cars in 2018

Understanding the Nigeria customs service tariff system

Now, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) website is not exactly the easiest thing to get around, and, for some reason, their section on tariffs for motor vehicles (in this case, meaning passenger cars) is probably the most confusing. And the general rules that can be found on said website do nothing to help. We dare you to figure them out. Click here and give it a shot.

To understand why we are so confused about the wording used on the website, here is an example. For instance, after several categories found on the list, there is the same category simply titled Other, which makes it absolutely impossible to understand, especially if all you have to go by is the CET (common external tariff) code.

Just by the context alone, it makes sense to assume that they are talking about the newly bought cars (meaning not used or destroyed). However, do not take our word for it. Visit the Nigeria Customs Service by clicking this link and see for yourself. Maybe you will come to a different conclusion.

Before we get right into it, we want to mention that the Value Added Tax (VAT) is not mentioned in our list, as it is the same no matter the type of vehicle, and that is 5%. We will also be using ID for Import Duty and LVY for levy to make this list just a little bit easier on the eyes (even though it might still be quite hard to comprehend). That said, below is the customs tariff list for your consideration.

Nigeria customs tariff on cars

Nigeria customs tariff on cars

Here are all the Nigeria custom tariffs on motor vehicles for the transport of persons, or, simply put, passenger cars:

  • Golf cars, vehicles for moving on snow and other similar vehicles. ID: 35%; LVY: 35%.
  • Vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,000 or less. ID: 20%, LVY: 50%.
  • Used vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,000 or less. ID: 35%, LVY: -.
  • Vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,000-1,500. ID: 20%, LVY: 50%.
  • Used vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,000-1,500. ID: 20%, LVY: 50%.
  • Vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,500-3,000. ID: 35%, LVY: 35%.
  • Used vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,500-3,000. ID: 20%, LVY: 50%.
  • Vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of more than 3,000. ID: 35%, LVY: 35%.
  • Used vehicles that have petrol fuel engines with cylinder capacity of more than 3,000. ID: 20%, LVY: 50%.
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  • Vehicles that have (semi)diesel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,500 or less. ID: 35%, LVY: 35%.
  • Used vehicles that have (semi)diesel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,500 or less. ID: 20%, LVY: 50%.
  • Vehicles that have (semi)diesel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,500-2,500. ID: 35%, LVY: 35%.
  • Used vehicles that have (semi)diesel engines with cylinder capacity of 1,500-2,500. ID: 35%, LVY: -.
  • Vehicles that have (semi)diesel engines with cylinder capacity of more than 2,500. ID: 35%, LVY: 35%.
  • Used vehicles that have (semi)diesel engines with cylinder capacity of more than 2,500. ID: 35%, LVY: -.
  • Other motor cars and vehicles. ID: 35%, LVY: 35%.

Vehicles that are presented completely knocked down (or, as they say, CKD), no matter what engine, do not attract any other tax apart from the VAT. All cars imported by the motor vehicle assemblers and manufacturers attract the ID of 35% (+ 5% VAT).

Whew, that seems to be all! Wasn’t that a complicated ordeal? Hopefully, our way of presenting the tariffs has not confused you even more. If you still have some questions regarding the tariffs, or any other relevant questions for that matter, you can visit the NCS website we have referenced above or send them an e-mail to info@customs.gov.ng. Good luck (because you are definitely going to need it).

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