Cameroon - All
- Packing list
- Copy of Passport
- Original Bill of Lading (OBL) - no Express Release / Air Waybill (AWB)
- Original valued inventory in French dated and signed by the shipper
- Purchase Invoice for all electrical items less than 6 months old
- Resident Permit / Work Permit / Employment Letter
- Non-sale Certificate (declaration that shipper will not sell personal effects in Cameroon)
- Certificate of Change of Residence
- Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de Cargaison (BESC) / Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN)
- Certificate for Free Entry (from Customs)
- Exemption of duty and taxes (diplomats)
- SHIPPER MUST BE PRESENT AT CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
- All documents must be provided to the destination agent 4 weeks before arrival of the shipment to obtain duty free clearance.
- If Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de Cargaison (BESC) / Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) is not completed prior to departure, a fine of 200 Euro will apply.
- Customs clearance for a full container load (FCL) is approximately 7-11 days.
- All items less than 6 months are dutiable at 64-71% CIF.
- There is a statistics levy by Customs of 11% for all non-diplomatic shipments.
- There is a statistics levy by Customs of 0.7% on all diplomatic shipments.
- Customs inspections fees:
- Approximately 210 Euro / 20’ container
- Approximately 320 Euro / 40’ container
- Mandatory local insurance (1% of value of the goods).
- Highly taxed: The taxes on vehicles will depend on age, power, etc. at approximately at 60% of the cost, insurance, and freight (CIF). The Customs administration will assess the value in most cases.
- The vehicle must be identified on the packing list.
- The OBL must show the chassis number, engine number, cubic capacity, year of manufacture, brand and model.
- Customs clearance takes approximately 3 weeks; it may take longer if vehicle is shipped with household goods
- Must have a Non-Sale Certificate
- Health Certificate from veterinarian required
- Documentation is required prior to import.
- New items
- Firearms and ammunition (authorization from the territorial administration required)
- Alcohol (only “Fond de Cave”) is acceptable and is duty free (20 bottles)
- Cigarettes (400), cigars (50), tobacco (5 packets)
- Perfume (5 bottles)
- Currency (unlimited)
- Computers (duty free if for personal use)
- Cars, planes, boats, motorcycles
- Televisions containing cathode ray tubes (only flat screen televisions are permitted)
- Food items, including wines and oils
- Firearms and ammunition (authorization from the territorial administration required
- Counterfeit goods
- Pornographic content or materials
- Ivory, ostrich egg, turtle shell, corals, shell, stuffed animal, animal skin