If you run a Google search on “how to start an importation business in Nigeria” you will receive an unprecedented amount of free and paid content – guides, ebooks, discussions etc. This is in the midst of a falling currency, which experts say is influenced by the country’s overdependence on “oil money” and imports.
Experts suggest that to reverse the trend, we need to export more products and services. Just the other day, a Facebook contact in Ukraine requested links to Nigerian cocoa exporters. Never one to let a chance to earn extra income slide, I maximised the opportunity and made some calls to get cocoa suppliers but was unable to find any before the deadline.
If you are wondering what else can be exported, here’s a list of 50 things you can export from Nigeria. One Twitter overlord broke down in this piece how the global demand for cashew nuts is helping people build and roof storey buildings in Kogi state.
So if you’ve remembered one product that you have access to, and are wondering how to actually carry out the logistics part of it from Nigeria to “the overseas”, I have done some of the hard work for you. I have looked into postal/courier services for exportation and have found their prices.
First we need to consider the modes of transportation possible.
By sea or air?
There are two main ways of moving goods across countries; sea and air. The third option – sending goods by road is more applicable for closer destinations. Sending by air is the fastest and most expensive. Sea shipping is generally slower, cheaper and more often used for bigger goods. The nature and urgency will influence the decision of going by sea or air.
Postal/ shipping services
One of the first things to find out before exporting is if your product is on the prohibition list. This is a list of items prohibited from exporting out of Nigeria. Once your product is not on that list, then you are free to export. The weight of the goods determines the price of exporting. Also, the bulkier the goods, the cheaper it is to export. For example, exporting a full container will be cheaper overall than exporting the product in separate packs of 10kg.
Other general exportation guidelines can be found on the Nigerian Export Promotion Council page. I contacted some international transportation/logistics company on their charges for exporting goods from Nigeria. Below are my findings;
I spoke with a customer care representative about price for sending items abroad. I was told that price estimates depend on export destination (in some cases, down to exact city) and weight. On further query, I was told the amount to send the following weight of items to the US and UK.
5kg – ₦60,450
10kg – ₦96,600
100kg – ₦714,087
5kg – ₦45,320
10kg – ₦75,550
100kg – ₦478,744
The 100kg in the UK category is for a delivery to Liverpool. These prices are meant to serve as a guide and can be changed at any instant. For further help in getting a price quote, you can use the price quote link or contact DHL on 01-2700908.
Chibyke Global is a shipping/logistics company in Lagos state. They handle all your freight documentation, packaging and shipping for a price. Their price schemes are dependent on weight of the goods and goes as follows;
1kg-10kg – $15 per kg
11kg-50kg – $10 per kg
60kg-100kg – $8 per kg
100kg and above – $7 per kg
All price includes freight and custom clearance. To contact Chibyke Global, call customer care on +2348023980783 or visit their website.
Charted coast is another shipping/logistics also based in Lagos. Their price schemes are included on their website and is written below;
China and Dubai – $5.5 per kg, ₦580 per kg for custom clearance.
Other Asia – $7 per kg,
US – $5.5 per lbs (freight and custom clearance)
Europe – $7 per kg, ₦580 per kg for custom clearance
Africa – $7 per kg, ₦580 per kg custom clearance
For more inquiries, email Chartedcoast on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07039281748.
This is just but a few of the many companies that can help you export your goods abroad. The prices provided above are subject to change.
Have any experience exporting from Nigeria? kindly share with us.
I really appreciate your concerted efforts for putting this great info together. I had in no doubt enhanced my insight on exportation ideas
hi. i want understand something here. please these companies that ship for you does it mean you don’t need to register with NEPC for small scale exports?
That’s correct. The companies that ship are already registered. If you need any additional registration, I know at least one of the companies (Chibyke Global) will guide you through ti.
That’s correct. The companies that ship are already registered. If you need any additional registration, I know at least one of the companies (Chibyke Global) will guide you through it.
Can I Have A Shiping Company That Takes Care Of Custom Clearance In The U S Too And Their Prices. Chibyke Global Is Good But They Dont Handle Custom Clearance In The US.
I think you want a US incorporated company to handle that. I would recommend using flexport.com to find one. You can call their customer service and they might be in a position to link you to an accredited company.
I wish to go into exportation and need to be clarified about some details. Are there buyers already for my products and what will it take to export my products?
It isn’t always good to establish contact with potential buyers first to see if there is a demand for the products you want to send.
If you’re selling foodstuff for example, it would be best to contact African foodstuff vendors in the country you’re poking to export to, and offer them your product perhaps as a trial.
This is where the work is.
There is a lists of African food vendors in the U.K., I can recommend if this is where your niche is. Hope this helps
I want you to kindly link me up with African food vendors in the U.K. I also have allot of Shea butter for sales and for export …please also link me up with African vendors that I can export my Shea butter to for sale,
I have actually paid a researcher who has spent the last 3 – 4 months researching and compiling a list of African food vendors in the UK. So far, we were able to establish around 150 solid contacts across over 20 cities. It’s hard work but if you search the google.co.uk, you should be able to find some.
Hello pls how can u help me get the contact list of this african stores and prospective buyers …i dont mind pating a token for it. Thank u
Hello pls how can u help me get the contact list of this african stores and prospective buyers …i dont mind paying a token for it. Thank u
I need a logistics company that can partner with my company for exports to different countries.
Goodafternoon sir, please I need a list of Africa vendors in Germany
Hi Ethan, I need to have a discussion with you on some export business needs. Kindly share your contact phone with me on email@example.com. I would love to speak with you. Thank you
please I want to start with export of food stuff to Dubai already have buyer over there. but don’t know how to start with especially that of agent to export
I am interested in exporting foodstuff. I need who to guide me.
I want to start exporting bitterkola and ogbono how do l go about it
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