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How To Export Goods To The UK from Nigeria | A Guide

September 13, 2023

If you're looking to export your goods from Nigeria to the UK, Terminal Africa Inc. provides reliable and efficient shipping services. Learn more about how we can help you with your shipping needs..

Export to the UK : How To Get It Done With Terminal Africa.

If you are one of those seeking to smile to the bank regularly by exporting to the Land of the Brits, you are at the best place and it is also the right time to let you know that getting your goods exported to the United Kingdom isn’t a arduous task if you have the right information at your disposal.

You need to understand the exporting procedure, the paperwork required, what can be transported, and where to go before you can begin exporting to the UK.

What Can Be Exported to the United Kingdom?

There are many goods that can be exported into the UK, even though the market there is largely untapped. They consist of, but are not restricted to;

  • Locally Made Weaves
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Cocoa
  • Cosmetics and Soaps
  • Food items
  • Ginger, Honey, Garlic, and Nuts
  • Textiles and Garments

You can export all the above and more to the UK without stress, all you have to do is to go to the right freight company like Terminal Africa Inc. to help you out and you are good to go.  

Documents Needed to Export Goods to the United Kingdom

There are quite a number of documents needed by a potential exporter to get his goods across to the United Kingdom and they include the following;

  1. Commercial Invoice

An essential document for the export and import clearance procedure is a commercial invoice. It is occasionally applied to currency exchange. It is the paperwork that customs officers in the buyer's nation use to calculate import taxes and levies. It is provided by the seller with details that may include:

  • Name, location, and contact information for the exporter and consignee
  • Full name, address, phone number, and tax ID of the buyer
  • Costs of shipping and insurance combined, as most nations use Cost, Insurance, and Freight (CIF) for calculating customs values.
  • Information about the product's manufacturing, materials, size, weight, and the number of units in cartons or pieces is provided in detail.
  • HS Code to specify the sort of products you are shipping to customs to expedite the calculation of duty and tax.
  • Port information and the plane/ship's destination

However, you should contact your shipper to guide you on how to prepare Commercial Invoice if you are unable to do so on your own.

  1. Air Waybill

An air waybill (AWB), which provides comprehensive information about the shipment and enables tracking, is a document that is shipped with goods by an international air courier. Multiple copies of the bill are provided so that the shipment can be documented by all parties.

  1. Bill of lading

When goods are transported, the relationship between the shipper and the carrier is governed by a bill of lading, which is a document that goes with the freight. It provides information about the shipment's cargo and transfers ownership of the shipment to the designated recipient party.

It specifies the kind, amount, and location of the goods being transported and is issued by a carrier (transportation business) to a shipper.

  1. Customs Declaration

An official document known as a customs declaration lists and describes the goods that are being imported or exported, and it is also the act by which a person expresses their desire to place goods under a specific customs procedure, according to the law.

  1. Proforma Invoice

When confirming and requesting payment for an order, the exporter, or seller of goods, will send a proforma invoice to the importer, or buyer of goods. As a result, the Proforma Invoice will include all pertinent details, such as: Product information. Products' worth.

International Proforma Invoice contains details such as;

  • Names and addresses of the seller and the buyer.
  • The buyer's inquiry date and reference number.
  • List of the products you've asked for and a short description.
  • Each item's cost
  • Point of delivery.
  • Sale conditions.
  • Payment conditions.
  • Cost of shipping and insurance.
  • Period of validity for the quotation.
  • Total amount due from the customer.
  • Estimated day of arrival at a port or airport
  • Currency of exchange.

  1. Export License

One of the licenses required to conduct export business in Nigeria is an export license. The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), is responsible for issuing export permits and it is available on their e-Registration portal.

  1. Certificate of Origin

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a declaration that satisfies trade or customs requirements and verifies the 'nationality' of a product. The majority of the time, COs are necessary for the customs clearance process to assess import duties or legitimacy.

  1. Letter of Credit

A letter of credit is a legal promise made by the bank of the foreign buyer to pay once the exporter has shipped the goods and shown the exporter's bank the necessary evidence of shipment. Letters of Credit are a trade finance tool used to safeguard importers and exporters.

  1. Export Packing List

The international shipment is accompanied by an export packing list, which is used to let shipping companies know what is being moved as well as to let the customer and other parties to the transaction compare what has been shipped to the proforma invoice.

When you get the aforementioned documents, you can then proceed to Terminal Africa Inc to get started. You have the luxury of exporting your produce/products through us and retain the confidence that they’ll get it done in no distant time.

Why You Should Choose Terminal Africa Inc For All Your Exporting Needs to the UK

Terminal Africa Inc offers you excellent reasons that will make you happy to partner with them in this exporting business journey. The reasons include;

  1. Cheap Rates

The organization offers reasonable services, so you won't have to break the bank to have your items sent to the UK through them. You will also unquestionably receive value for your money.

  1. Keeping to Time

Company guarantees prompt delivery of the goods.

  1. Choosing Your Preferred Courier

Aramex, DHL, FedEx, UPS, and GIG Logistics are just a few of the reputable international companies that Terminal Africa Inc. offers you the ability to select from among 13+ couriers to get your export to the specified location.

  1. Packaging

The business places a lot of emphasis on packaging the goods and properties so that consumers will be content, delighted, and willing to use them again. The company takes great satisfaction in delivering cargo in the greatest shape.

  1. Customer-Client Relationship

The business places a high value on building strong relationships with its customers, therefore a team is constantly on hand to respond to inquiries or handle requests throughout the day.

Over the years and through the aforementioned, Terminal Africa Inc has endeared itself to the hearts of many who get value for their time and money and this has always resulted in win-win situations for both parties.

Contact and partner with Terminal today, say bye to Frustration!