Usually, import of goods to Nigeria requires three categories of procedures wherever required. One-time registration procedures to act as an Importer in Nigeria, Specific import license to import goods to Nigeria if applicable, and certain certification like SONCAP or NAFDAC or others from concerned government agencies of Nigeria related to each import wherever applicable.
Dear Teresa, here are few details you should know before applying for TIN - Taxpayer Identification Number/ VAT- Value Added Tax/ CST - Central Sales Tax.TIN number used to identify Dealers / Suppliers / Manufacturers and this is must for paying taxes of your services or company. TIN is also called VAT when it comes to local state sales and CST when it comes to other state sales.VAT and CST percentages are differ.Before you start making money, you should register your company and pay taxes to government. That is this all about.Good luck with sales.