IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 01 Jan 2014 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On November 25, 2013, the website Nigeria Trade Hub, which was initiated and developed by the Nigerian customs authority, posted a newspaper article announcing the increase of import tariffs on imported new and used vehicles as well as imported new tyres. A fully built car will be subject to combined duties and levies of 70% of the value (previously 22%). This is being done in line with the country's new policy to strengthen the local car industry. Fully built commercial vehicles see a tariff increase from 10 to 35%. For used cars, the same duty applies, based on a 10-year (for cars) or 15-year depreciation period, with a minimum customs value of 30% of the value of the new vehicle equivalent. Lastly, imports of tyres will be subject to a 20% import duty.
 
Conversely, local automotive plants can import completely knocked down (CKD) vehicles for assembly free of duties and semi-knocked down (SKD) vehicles at 5%.
 
The official document could not be retrieved online, but the GTA assesses the fact that the newspaper article was re-posted on an official government website as implying confirmation of its veracity. The new tariffs are to come into effect on January 1, 2014.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

361 Rubber tyres & tubes
4011 New pneumatic tyres, of rubber.
401110 Of a kind used on motor cars (including station wagons and racing cars)
401120 Of a kind used on buses or lorries
401140 Of a kind used on motorcycles
401150 Of a kind used on bicycles
401161 Of a kind used on agricultural or forestry vehicles and machines
401162 Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size not exceeding 61 cm
401194 Of a kind used on construction or industrial handling vehicles and machines and having a rim size exceeding 61 cm
401199 Other
444 Machinery for mining, quarrying & construction; parts
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870410 Dumpers designed for offhighway use
491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8703 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
870310 Vehicles specially designed for travelling on snow; golf cars and similar vehicles
870321 Of a cylinder capacity not exceeding 1,000 cc
870322 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,000 cc but not exceeding 1,500 cc
870323 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 3,000 cc
870324 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 3,000 cc
870332 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 1,500 cc but not exceeding 2,500 cc
870333 Of a cylinder capacity exceeding 2,500 cc
870390 Other
8704 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
870421 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870422 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes but not exceeding 20 tonnes
870423 g.v.w. exceeding 20 tonnes
870431 g.v.w. not exceeding 5 tonnes
870432 g.v.w. exceeding 5 tonnes
870490 Other

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