Freight Forwarder

Cost Of Clearing Imported Cars in Nigeria.

2017-06-29 | 19977 Print Friendly Version of this pagePrint Get a PDF version of this webpagePDF

Cost Of Clearing Imported Cars in Nigeria.

Today's post will cover the cost of clearing Imported Cars in Nigeria, now most cars are basically imported from Cotonu and those that are either brought in via other foreign countries are usually accidental or damage vehicles which are bought off from auction sites or bid at from their respective countries. When such vehicles arrives in Nigeria they are refurbished or repaired and resold in auto dealer's shops for expensive cost.

seo web analyst blogger community

For an average Nigerian buying an imported used car, well known as Tokunbo cars is more like buying a new car. As most believe in their maintenance of tokunbo cars and most get a good deal on mileage and neatness of the car upholstery (interiors). But what turns most down is the cost of buying such vehicles from dealer shops.

Nigeria Custom Car Import Duty Tariff

In a move to make Nigerians patronize locally manufactured vehicle, the Nigerian Government raised the tariff on imported cars. This was done in 2014 with the aim of creating employment and a wide range of technologically advanced manufacturing opportunities. 

Even with this move, Nigeria still lags behind in the car manufacturing industry (which is different from cars being assembled in Nigeria) with exception to  Innoson who cannot satisfy Nigeria cars demand for foreign built cars spec, durability and efficiency. This means that, 99% of cars we use in Nigeria are all made abroad and imported into the country.

Clearing imported cars from the Nigerian ports and borders does not come cheap. You must pay the clearance fee to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), before you can be allowed to bring your car into the country. Below are some cars model and manufacturing Year of release with their respective cost of clearing cars in Nigeria.

Cost of Clearing Cars in Nigeria:

Car Model Year Clearing Cost (₦)
Accura MDX 2007 700,000.00
Accura MDX 2008 850,000.00
Accura MDX 2009 980,000.00
Accura TSX 2004 380,000.00
Ford Focus Saloon Car 2003 340,000.00
Ford Focus 2012 1.4M
Ford Edge 2007 900k or LESS
Hyundai Sonata 2003 350,000.00
Hyundai Elantra 2013 1.3M
Hyundai Elantra 2014 1.3M
Hyundai Elantra 2015 1.3M
Hyundai Elantra 2016 1.3M
Kia Optima  2012 1.2M
Kia Spectra 2006 500,000.00
Kia Sorento 2004 360,000.00
Land Rover Range Sport 2006 1.5M
Lexus RX 300 2001 420,000.00
Lexus RX 350 2007 600,000.00
Lexus RX 350 2008 700,000.00
Lexus RX 350 2009 800,000.00
Lexus RX 350 2010 950,000.00
Mercedes Benz ML350 2012 1,515,000.00
Mercedes Benz ML430 2001 450,000.00
Mazda 6  2004 430K TO 500,000.00
Mitsubishi Carisma 2005 380,000.00
Mazda 3 SV Salvage 2015 2M
Nissan Pathfinder 2001 350,000.00
Nissan Pathfinder 2005 400,000.00
Nissan Premeria 2003 315,000.00
Toyota 4 Runner 1994 450,000.00
Toyota Corolla 2003 350,000.00
Toyota Corolla 2006 450,000.00
Toyota Corolla 2008 600,000.00
Toyota Camry 2003 370,000.00
Toyota Camry 2007 600,000.00
Toyota Camry 2008 600,000.00
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2010 1.1M
Toyota Venza 2010 1.1M
Toyota Venza 2013 1.4M
Toyota Camry 2013 1,350,000.00
Toyota Camry 2015 1.5M
Toyota Rav4 2004 335,000.00
Toyota HighLander 2005 450,000.00
Toyota Tundra 2005 400,000.00
Toyota HighLander 2008 500,000.00
Toyota 4Runner 2006 450,000.00
Toyota 4Runner 2011 900,000.00
Toyota Sienna 2004 350,000.00
Toyota Sienna 2010 Call 08099050213
Toyota Yaris Verso 2000 200,000.00
VolksWagen Bus (Danfo)   350,000.00
Volks Wagen Passat 2003 380,000.00
Volks Wagen CC 2011 1.2M



1.    Please contact us with the model, dimensions of your vehicle, details about your vehicle.

2.    Complete the booking form. For all vehicle shipments to Nigeria, we require a copy of page 1 and page 2 of the vehicle logbook, V5 document.

3.    Drive your vehicle to the port and hand it over together with the shipping note we will issue to you. Alternatively we can collect your car, van or truck from any UK address.

4.    Payment is required before the ship leaves the port.

5.    After payment we will issue you with the Bill of Lading which is a document you require in order to clear your car, van or truck at Nigeria, Lagos.

All countries have different regulations regarding exporting and importing cars, trucks or vans. We advise all our clients to read up on these regulations prior to making a booking to ship a car , van or truck to Nigeria, Lagos.

Shipping & Exporting Terms:

1.   Car shipping prices to Nigeria are subject to change without notice, and are subject to space and schedule.

2.   We do not recommend our clients putting personal items in their vehicles. However you can put personal effects in the shipping container to Nigeria.

3.  Client is responsible for any charges at destination port in Nigeria, Lagos.

The cost of clearing cars in Nigeria above, were calculated by our clearing agents based on the current price of those cars. Prices are subject to change without notice. Did you get your car cleared recently? Please drop the price using the comment section below.

comments powered by Disqus


custom ads side bar


authors image profile

Tosin Daramola

I am a licensed clearing agent with the experience in the freight and forwarding industry, my expertise covers all areas of custom works and am hard working individual that provide all the consulting needed for my clients successful clearance of goods. You can reach me via 234-8099050213 or 01-2911515 and read more about my experience and job handling on this blog, which will shed more light to how you can select and manage your freights or consignments with us.

Subscribe RSS

Subscribe with Subscribe with facebook Subscribe with google Subscribe with linkedin Subscribe with TwitterSubscribe with Yahoo   


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

More Posts From Freight Forwarder

Random Blogs

Freight Forwarder
Licensedclearing Agent