Commodity Functional Description Guide

Guidelines for correct description of import items for suitable H.S. Coding devoid of perverted classification.

Exemption from Import Duties

TASAL ensures proper evaluation, Scheduling and alignment with the standard forms of services of certain nature that allow, application of the provisions of part 1, sections 5, 11.1a and 12.1 of the Customs Common External Tariff (CET) 2008-2012 of the Act No. 4 of 1995 as amended.

Reduction In Local Port Charges

  1. a) Through EXLANDEL services, we arrange deliveries ex-craft tackle thereby saving the usual ports custody charges.  Method of submission of documents for this need is available on request.
  2. b) Through some established relationships, extended demurrage free period as well as discounted container deposit sum can be arranged.

Vessel Nomination, Slot Hire and Concessionary Freight Rate

With certain volume of shipment at a time, vessel can be nominated on Slot Charter Party basis, thereby attracting a wholesale freight rate for such shipment in particular.  Otherwise, we go on a continuous affreightment terms with a chosen line so that concessionary rate on accumulated volume is applied.

Advisory Services on Existing Concessions, Government Fiscal Policy Targets and Measures

We interpret all associated documents (circulars, gazettes, notices and decrees/Acts of parliament. To ensure that all given concessions are known and enjoyed by our clients e.g. free VAT, import prohibition exceptions, entry port, Duty draw-back, Manufacture In-Bond Scheme, Technology focus incentives and Sectoral encouragement concessions as are in Gas Operated Industrial Machineries and Agricultural Sector machineries, tools and chemicals of H.S. Codes 8432 – 37, 8701 – 1000 to 9000 and 3808 – 12, 20, 30 and 90.  (See also Lebanese Import Policy guideline on machinery importation into Lebanon).

Classified Cargo Need – Temporary Import and Export Services

Some specialized firms bring in some equipment for temporary use in Nigeria and send out some high tech ones for Repairs and Return.  Any time such temporary or rented equipment is coming in, we document for it as Temporary Importation to be Re-Exported after use in Nigeria without import duty payment.  Re-exportation certificate will rather be obtained for it.  While equipment going out for Repairs and Return, is documented with provision for Re-Importation Certification for its duty free return Status. Also is Triptyque for Temporary Importation of Vehicles only.

Door to Door Services with Pre-Alert

This will apply on your emergency spare parts, which may be needed by air.

House-Holder Superintendence

A superintendent is assigned for certain volume of traffic of a single client.  He will among other things, issue Sole Weekly Outturn Report (SWOR).

Advance Conformity Search

This is carried out on shipping documents, manifest, routing and port stock to ensure smooth processing and delivery.

Corporate And Statutory Representations

Upon the request of a client, we present, arrange and obtain on their behalf all statutorily required documents for smooth import/export operations from any office in any part of the country.  We defend all well classified imports and guide description or classification of goods against undue/artificial queries and cost from all quarters.  Our Tariff Experts and Enforcement Team are available on call.

Sectoral and developmental Concessions on Import Duty and Primage

We sought and expose to our clients all availabilities and applications to their optimal benefits.

Additional Client Indemnity Measure:

Besides the customary Aviamarine insurance policies on IMPEX cargo, TASAL do:

(a)    Provide Pecuniary Insurance Policy (PIP) for Staff Fidelity Guarantee with expansionary capacity of N150M per period. Policy No. P/3006/60097/30/2011/022493 with The Royal Exchange Insurance PLC in place for any Act of Fraud or Dishonesty by TASAL staff.

(b)    Cause all their (TASAL) Transporters to endorse their “Clause A”

Goods In Transit (GIT) Insurance Policies’ lien clause to TASAL as first Loss Payee. The endorsements are in TASAL’s possession and presentable on request.

(c)     Guide its clients on desirable Insurance clauses and warranties on request.

IMPEX SPECIALIZED DOCUMENTS

TASAL offers a wide range of services to its customers in the acquisition of IMPEX Specialized Documents such as the Duty Free Certificate, Temporary Import permit, Re-Exportation Certificate….

  • DUTY FREE CERTIFICATE PER PART 1, SECTION 11 (1)A OF ACT NO. 4 OF 1995.

  • DUTY FREE CERTIFICATE CONFIRMATION LETTER

  • TEMPORARY IMPORT PERMIT

  • RE-EXPORTATION CERTIFICATE

  • END USER CERTIFICATE

  • TRIPTYQUE

  • ETLS QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATION LETTER

  • ETLS QUALIFICATION CONFIRMATION LETTER

  • BONA FIDE ASSEMBLER CERTIFICATE

  • BONA FIDE ASSEMBLER CERTIFICATE CONFIRMATION

  • SECTORAL CONCESSIONARY QUALIFICATION LETTER E.G. CET 2008-2012 PART 1, SECTION 5 ETC. CORPORATE AND STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS

  • SECTORAL CONCESSIONARY QUALIFICATION CONFIRMATION LETTER.

  • FAST TRACK SCHEME ADMISSION LETTER

  • NAFDAC PERMITS TO IMPORT

  • NAFDAC PERMIT TO CLEAR

  • PHCN – GENERATOR IMPORT PERMIT

  • PLANT QUARANTINE WOOD IMPORT PERMIT

  • EXPORT PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATE

  • NEPC CERTIFICATE

  • PROHIBITED ITEM IMPORT PERMIT PER PART 1, SECTION 16 OF ACT NO. 4 OF 1995.

  • IMPORTS WITHOUT SONCAP CERTIFICATE