Please, I’ll like to know what are the processes involved in exporting used bicycles from UK to Nigeria. What do I need to do?
A starting point, if you have not done so already, would be to establish your products H.S Commodity / Tariff code using the UK Trade Tariff:
I imagine your commodity code will be 8712 0070 99 or some variation:
After you have established this information you can refer to a leading trade procedures guide such as Tates or Croners and cross reference your goods against each individual requirement/consideration.
Nigeria runs a product conformity programme and it is likely Pre-Shipment Inspection of your consignment will be required along with a Certificate of Conformity. You may wish to email Estelle Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org) who looks after the Nigerian programme for Intertek, a leading inspection agency.
It is also likely you will require a Certified only European Community Certificate of Origin:
I hope this helps.
I have been reliably informed “USED” goods are exempt from SONCAP.
Your commercial export invoice and other shipment documentation must all clearly state that the goods are “USED” and not like words like refurbished or reconditioned.
I hope this helps.
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.
I would also suggest that you contact the Customs Authorities of the country of importation to ascertain if there are any import restrictions on such items.
A more comprehensive guide to importing / exporting can be found on our website by selecting ‘Import and export’ from the home page and then scroll down to ‘Guide to importing and exporting: Breaking down the barriers’.
HM Revenue & Customs
Customs International Trade & Excise