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Trading across Borders in

Nigeria - Lagos

Below is a detailed summary of the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Under the new methodology introduced this year, Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of procedures—documentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transport—within the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. In addition, the list of documents needed to trade internationally is provided below.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016.

Compare Nigeria - Lagos to 189 other economies.

Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 40: Rubber and articles thereof HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner United Kingdom Japan
Border Apapa port Apapa port
Distance (km) 11 11
Domestic transport time (hours) 5 5
Domestic transport cost (USD) 436 436
Export documents
Bill of lading
Cargo Release order
EUR 1 - Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Single Goods Declaration (SGD) Form C 2010
Nigerian Export Proceeds Form (NXP Form)
Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI)
Packing list
Terminal handling receipt
Request for information (RFI)
Import documents
Bill of lading
Cargo Release Order
Combined Certificate of Value and Origin (CCVO)
Commercial invoice
Exit Gate
e-Form "M" (valid for foreign exchange)
Letter of Credit
Manufacturer's certificate of production or SONCAP
Packing list
Payment receipt of customs fees and duties
Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR)
Single Goods Declaration (SGD)
Terminal handling receipts
Product Certificate 1 (Unregistered Status)