Exporting wine to Nigeria

Question

Please we are new to export business as we are just considering exporting wine from the united kingdom to nigeria ,please can somebody help in how to launch this business idea to the country

Answer

Your local UK Trade & Investment will be able to support you through the process, find your local UKTI and their contact details here:

http://www.ukti.gov.uk/export.html

Bets wishes

Melanie

Answer

We run services to this destination so can help with rates and anything else you may need once you have found buyers in Nigeria. It is worth noting though that importing into this country can be very difficult and your buyers or final client in NIgeria may need to apply for permission to allow the goods to be imported. There is a procedure called the Form M requirements which have to be started in Nigeria to allow any item to be imported.If you need any further help in relation to this or rates to move your shipment please contact us.

Kind regards
Dave Eales
Excel Shipping Limited
Tel 01708 515151
www.excelshipping.com

Answer

For exports of wine outside the EU, you will need to prepare and submit a Customs export declaration.

Export declarations have to be submitted to the Customs computer system known as CHIEF (Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight) electronically. Details of the current requirements for completion of the declarations can be found in Volume 3, Part 1.9 of the UK Tariff however we would recommend that you contact a freight forwarder who can prepare and submit declarations directly onto CHIEF on your behalf.

You will need to obtain a Customs commodity code for the goods, and depending on the type of goods involved, you may require more than one.

More detailed information on the above can be found in our Public Notice No.275 a copy of which is available from our website at www.hmrc.gov.uk > Quick Links – Library, Official Statistics > Publications > Notices, Information Sheets and other reference materials > Import, export and international trade > Public Notices > Yes to open site > Scroll to notice required if necessary.

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

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