How do I export old computers and playstations to Africa? Would there be anyone interested?

Question posted by Jel Buchanan, on behalf of mirux in SW20

I recieve over 100 old non working computers and gaming consoles every week and was wondering how I'd go about exporting to Africa?

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

Please can you contact me at This number 07448688879, i am into the export business and will be able to help.

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

Hello Jel,
It will be worth investigating the options for your products under the tariff codes for your target countries. Second hand goods v. scrap etc. as this may well produce different import duty rates and you could look to structuring your sales to take advantage of this.

There may also be opportunities for origin based discounts in duty.

Any reduction in import duty will reduce other taxes that are payable at import as well.

You don't say whether the items will be refurbished at destination or scrapped. This too can make a difference to taxes payable.

Regards,
Susan
enquiries@morley-consulting.co.uk
www.morley-consulting.co.uk

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

CHUKWUEBUKA PROSPER, on behalf of ACETUNIA in Nigeria.

WE CAN DO GOOD BUSINESS. I AM IN NIGERIA AND CAN SELL THE PRODUCTS
YOU CAN REACH ME ON 2348062279589 prosperzub@gmail.com

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

HMRC Advisor, on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs in G67.

Information on the Customs requirements for exporting is given in HMRC Public Notice 275. All notices can be found on our website www.hmrc.gov.uk under Quick Links > Library > Official Statistics – Publications – Notices, Info Sheets & Other Reference Materials > Import, Export & International Trade. The Public Notices are in numerical order.

Further detailed information regarding exporting goods outside the EU can be found on our website by using the following link http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageImport_ShowContent&propertyType=document&resetCT=true&id=HMCE_PROD1_032667

You may find the Export Best Practice Guide particularly helpful

HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise
www.hmrc.gov.uk/contactus

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

Hello Jel,

Your enquiry above refers. New computers, computer printers and parts only attract Import Declaration Fees of 2.25% of cost,(CIF).However, used computers attract excise duty at the rate of 25%,and Import Declaration Fees of 2025% of cost,(CIF). The reason for the high import duty on second hand/ used computers from foreign markets is a government initiative to reduce the amount of scrap imported in to the country as it might lead to dumping problems given that the recycling industry for such equipment is in its infancy stages. Playstations will also be treated as computer components and if they are second hand, they attract the same IDF of 2025%. In the case of tarrif codes and import classification documents, please visit the KRA website: http://www.revenue.go.ke/

Thank you.

Regards,
Emmanuel Maingi

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

suresh bhattarai, on behalf of Solving Minds Limited in SE7.

Hi Jel,

Let me know if you want to export to asia.

suresh
infosmuk@gmail.com

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

Hello Jel,
I was just wondering about the value you hope to place on 'exporting' non-working computers to Africa, when there is an increasing demand for brand new but cheap working computers. A visit to Otigba Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos for example may completely change your perspective.
The emergence of new computing devices from China coupled with an explosion in the area of mobile computing has changed the dynamic forever, in my humble opinion.
I thought I should just add this to the mix of valuable opinions which have been mentioned earlier.
Kind regards.

Abayomi
The Africa Trade Portal
http://africatradeportal.com

Posted:
Report inappropriate content

To respond to this question, please Login or Register