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How to Import From China


Nigerians Importing From China


Thinking of importing from China, below is a step by step guide  of some of the processes.

– Find Supplier

– Negotiate

– After agreement, shipping your items to Nigeria  could pose a daunting task for a first timer.


Actually you need to understand what you agreeing to, because they are different types of shipping.

Okay, let’s start with the basics. When dealing with suppliers from China, you’ll often be offered 4 types of pricing:

FOB – Free on Board (or Freight on Board). This basically means that the cost of delivering the goods to the nearest port is included but YOU, as the buyer, are responsible for the shipping from there and all other fees associated with getting the goods to your country/address.

EXW (Ex-Works) – also sometimes referred to as the Ex-Factory price. This basically means the cost of the product and nothing else! No shipping costs or export fees in China are included in this price, never mind local port and custom fees or delivery to your door.

CIF – Cost, Insurance and Freight. In this case, the price also includes sea freight charges and insurance to deliver the goods to YOUR nearest port. But only to the port – from that point onwards, you take the shipment into your hands.

CNF – Cost & Freight (or Cost, no Insurance, Freight). Similar to CIF only this time insurance is not included.

If your supplier quoted you a CNF Nigeria  price, this means that the price includes shipping of the goods via sea freight to Nigeria port. When the goods arrive, you’ll have to organise customs clearance and delivery to your home/office/warehouse.

While the CNF price can look very attractive, keep in mind that there will be other costs involved when your goods arrive in Nigeria, such as:

Customs clearance fee
Value Added Tax
Import Duty
Port security charge
Fuel surcharge
Docking charge
Warehouse storage fee
So the CNF price is really just the tip of the iceberg and does not show you the true, FINAL price you’ll pay for the products you’re importing.

Also, as you’re new to importing, it will take extra time and be a lot of hassle for you to organise everything at Nigeria port.

If your supplier quoted you an Ex-Works price, this means that there will be LOTS of hidden charges in China + the actual freight charge + all the additional charges I already covered under CNF. This really is NOT the way to do business! You’ll never know for sure how much your import will cost in total, so please NEVER deal with Ex-Works prices!!!

A much better alternative to CNF, FOB, CIF and Ex-Works is to use a freight forwarding agent for your shipments from China. These companies will take care of EVERYTHING mentioned above and will deliver the goods to your door without you having to mess around with the customs clearance procedure.

You usually receive an invoice from them once your goods have arrived with all taxes, customs & port fees clearly listed.

I highly recommend you use such a company, at least for your first few importing deals. These freight forwarding companies are very affordable and can actually work out cheaper than if you try to do it all on your own.

My recommendation is to use  a freight forwarder with great customer service, weekly shipments from China and very competitive prices. Get in touch with them to find out exactly how much your order will cost delivered to your door, after all the fees and taxes.

When contacting a freight forwarding company, make sure you ask for a Door to Door price. This is very important as otherwise you can end up with a host of additional charges when your goods arrive in the Nigeria.

So just keep it safe and play by the rules!

To sum it up – when you deal with suppliers in China, ALWAYS ask for a FOB price! This means product’s cost + local charges in China to the nearest port.

Ask your supplier for order dimensions (weight & size) and contact a freight forwarder for a door to door quote. Lastly – don’t forget about insurance! It  will protect your shipment against loss and damage.


You can contact some Nigeria import and export companies for more information.

This is just a guide, you should do  your own homework.  We are not responsible for any liabilities for any los for anyone using this article as a guide.





Posted by: | November 22, 2016

Posted on: 2016 November 22



READ – Greenaira have only  verified the phone numbers on the  list below, use the list at your own discretion.  If you do require a specific service,  do get in touch. We might be able to provide additional information. If you wish to add your business, do get in touch. The list is by no means completed. we will  keep updating it regularly.


 Example of a verified Business Listing  –   BUSINESS name,  Address  Location Phone number – VERIFIED

  1. . De Big Rich Concept 08031141565 7A ,Alhaji Street, Ladega, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria
  2. Tripple Kay Additional Impact 08033024882 24/28 ,Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
  3.  Tripple A Freight Forwarder 07039847754 Iyaniwura Complex, Ojodu, Kosofe, Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Aci Group 08034030662 9 ,Caulcrick Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
  5.  Android King Nigeria 08067631085 33 ,Trans Amadi Industrial Layout, Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
  6. International Starchem Industries Limited 08022901062 Plot 2/4 ,Badejo Kalesanwo Road, Matori Industrail Esate, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria
  7. Chellarams Plc 08056199374 A1/E2 ,Kudenda Industrial Estate Nnamdi Azikiwe Expressway, Tudun Wada, Kaduna South, Kaduna, Nigeria
  8.  Sterling Roof Tiles 08033306341 121 ,Okota Road, Okota, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
  9. Dako Willy Ventures 08024741332 136 ,Orodu Street, Olodi-Apapa, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Lagos, Nigeria
  10. Circle Of Treasure Resource Control Services 08065966359 2 ,Okorododo Compound , Okuodiete, Okpe, Delta, Nigeria
  11. Rickson Import And Export Company 08033162205 56/57 ,Sanya Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
  12.  Fairbiz Import And Export Supply Company 08037056891 6 ,Eziama Avenue, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria
  13.  Obino Importer And Exporter 08033905775 8 ,Old Cementary Road, Onitsha North, Anambra, Nigeria
  14.  Chimaco Electronic Importers And Exporters Limited 08033803356 Shop 282,283 ,Powa Shop Finbar, Umuahia North, Abia, Nigeria
  15. Jonek Import And Export Nigeria Limited 08056778171 18 ,Ogidi Street, Ogui, Enugu North, Enugu, Nigeria
  16. Divine Favour Import And Export Services 08062283126 3C ,Edera Road, Aba North, Abia, Nigeria
  17. Springland Import And Export Company Limited 08020772941 23 ,Oye Balogun Street, Lekki Estate Phase 1, ibeju Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
  18. Global Voyage Import And Export Limited 08037906922 A64/A65 ,Cross River Plaza, Trade Fair Complex, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria
  19. Chiaka Import And Export Enterprises 08064268782 16 ,Uratta Street, Weltheral Road, Owerri Municipal, Imo, Nigeria
  20.  Amix Trading Imports And Exports Limited 07032114180 8 ,Olufemi Street, Apapa, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
  21.  BlaqT Importer And Exporter Company 08023062592 6 ,Saint Mary Street, Old Enugu Road, Enugu South, Enugu, Nigeria
  22. Rochez Import And Export Nigeria Limited 08022937026 7 ,Jimoh Meji Street, Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
  23.  Klord Import And Export 08061397570 Shop 8 ,Dei Dei Junction, Dei-Dei, Bwari, Abuja, Nigeria
  24.  Easy Bros Importer And Exporter 08054252957 310 ,Umaru Saro Road, Geri Alimi, Ilorin West, Kwara, Nigeria
  25. Ken’s Ventures Importer And Exporter 08035034056 28 ,Ijomu Street, Akure South, Ondo, Nigeria
  26. Senior Import And Export Nigeria Limited 08057179700 5 ,Ubiaja Road, Uromi, Esan North East, Edo, Nigeria
  27. Stevano Importer And Exporter Company 08165378693 15 ,Ireakari Street, Alakia, Egbeda, Oyo, Nigeria
  28. Faab Import And Export 08023126835 119 ,New Naco Complex, Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  29. Hatemi’s Import And Export Plc 08036242074 Badagry Express Way, Ado Odo, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria
  30. Iya Tumininu Import And Export Of Wears 08164855865 3 ,Sholanke Street, Abeokuta South, Ogun, Nigeria
  31.  Dolf Lima Importer And Exporter 08152351869 199 ,Adeyemi Road, Sabo, Ondo West, Ondo, Nigeria
  32. S And T Company 08064683776 22 ,Fadeyi Street Oshinle Quaters, Akure South, Ondo, Nigeria
  33. Thinkbizz Import And Export 07053364072 14 ,Upper Sakponba Road, Oredo, Edo, Nigeria
  34. Benyke Import And Export Company Limited 08060593806 4 ,Adelakun street, Ojodu, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  35. Joslad Importer And Exporter 07069330627 36 ,Temidire Street, Erin Ijesa, Ori Ade, Osun, Nigeria
  36.  Esj Import And Export Limited 08057663801 78A ,Lamido Crescent, GRA, Nasarawa, Kano, Nigeria 
  37. Collinmavis Import And Export Agent 07088269164 Shop 34 ,Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  38.  Xiamen Yeyang Import And Export Co Ltd 08033336982 Room1837 No 863 Xiahe Road Siming District, Apapa, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria
  39.  Ms Maikaho Import And Export Nigeria Limited 08034322828 15 ,Audu BakoWay, Nasarawa, Kano, Nigeria
  40. Adrafat Import And Export Nigeria Limited 08033215502 3 ,Amu Street, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria
  41. Grace Wenji Import And Export Services 07055715185 4B ,Owa Street, Benin City, Oredo, Edo, Nigeria 
  42. Sahirun Import And Export Nigeria Limited 08136826444 23 ,Alexandra Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja Municipal, Abuja, Nigeria
  43. D Surviveman Import And Export Eletronic 08037824237 52 ,New Lagos Road, Iruwa, Etsako Central, Edo, Nigeria
  44. Eastern Brothers Import And Export Company 08038684009 1A ,Oroyinyin Street, Idumota, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  45.  Johnben Import And Export Nigeria Plc 08077360450 38 ,Afanda Street, Mushin, Lagos, Nigeria
  46. Intelscope Import And Export 08033522268 14 ,Yusuf Oyero Street, Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos, Nigeria
  47. Geekays Imports And Exports Limited 08022224908 1 ,Fawole Lane, Obanikoro, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  48. Chanco Imports And Exports Nigeria Limited 08033024468 7 ,Kolawole Shonibare Street, Ajao Estate, Oshodi Isolo, Lagos, Nigeria
  49. Jonjuch And Associates Nigeria Limited 08028394041 17A ,Gbajumo Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  50.  Belliz Konsult And Company 08022788343 16 ,Oduwole Street, Ebgeda, Alimosho, Lagos, Nigeria
  51. Okotex And Sons Trading Company 08038721808 9, Warri Street, Umuahia South, Abia, Nigeria
  52.  Ade And Sons Nigeria Limited 08100805980 238 ,Isokun Ilesa, Ilesa West, Osun, Nigeria
  53. Konnoissurz And Patners 07030986708 2 ,Nwankwo Street, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria
  54. Angelic And Sons Interlink Limited 08033211832 Ewls 37 ,Ariaria Internationall Market, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria
  55.  Olatunde Olawepo And Company 08056383087 64 ,Gbamgbose Street, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
  56. Saloja And Sons Limited 08045257769 D3/15 ,Fishing Materials, Onitsha South, Anambra, Nigeria
  57. Raylad And Company 07063345595 Block 2/50 Flat6 ,Hospital Road, Area B, Nyanya, Abuja, Nigeria
  58. Chi And Murphy Associates Limited 08033162601 15 ,Oloto Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
  59. Campbell And Classic Ventures 08034981878 12 ,Oremeta Street, Iju-Ishaja, Agege, Lagos, Nigeria
  60. Shoptomydoor: A service of American AirSea Cargo with phone numbers +1 888 315 9027(US Office) and 0700 800 8000 (Nigeria Line)
  61.  BTY Logistics Nigeria Address: 3, CANALVIEW LAYOUT, OFF IBIYEMI STREET, OSOLO WAY, AJAO ESTATE, ISOLO, LAGOS. website: http://www.btylogisticsng.com/ – 234-805-4521-969
  62. gig logistics Address: 164, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos. website: http://giglogistics.ng/
  63. Universal Shipping & Logistics Solutions Limited Address: 45, Caulcrick Road, Apapa, Lagos website: http://www.unishiplogistics.com/
  64. Tiger Shipping Company Address: 1st Floor, 9, Wharf Road, Apapa, Lagos website: http://tigershipping.com/
  65. UASC Agencies Nigeria Address: 34, Wharf Road, Apapa, Lagos website: http://www.uasc.net/offices/ng/lagos
  66.  Triple A Freight Forwarder Address: Roll A, Marwa Garden Shopping Complex, Alausa, Secretariat website: http://www.trippleafreightforwarder.com/



Posted by: | December 22, 2015

Posted on: 2015 December 22