Nigeria Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Nigeria Import Regulation for Japan Used Cars

Japan Used Car Import Duty / Regulation in Nigeria


Year Restrictions
Max. 15 Years Old
Destination Port
Apapa and Lagos
Time of Shipment
RoRo (34-44 Days)
Vessel Schedule
RoRo (Monthly)
Shipping Line
3MO Shipping & Trading Company Limited
No Inspection Required


Shipping Port:

Apapa and Lagos are the ports where used cars from Japan are imported.


Age Restriction:

The cars should not be more than 8 years old from the date of first registration.


Left Hand Drive Cars:

The used cars from Japan imported to Nigeria should be Left Hand Drive.


Documents Required:

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

  • Bill of entry.

  • Marine insurance policy (issued by a Nigerian insurance firm).

  • Evidence of payment of VAT.

  • Approved Form M: Form "M" should be processed by any person importing used cars into Nigeria through any 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 on the vehicles:

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








Taxes applicable on the import of used cars are as below:

Details Tax
CISS (Comprehensive Import Supervision Scheme) 1%
NAC (National Automotive Council) 2%
VAT (Value Added Tax) 5%
ETLS (Ecowas Trade Liberalization Scheme) 0.5%
Sub Charge and Duty Payable -









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