Clearance formalities of imported second-hand vehicles

Clearance formalities of imported second-hand vehicles

Imported second hand vehicles are subject to an identification check (el CIVIO), set up by the Government of Cameroon jointly with the Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) following an amendment signed on 02 September 2002 and applied since February 17, 2003. This text authorizes the SGS to set up an identification system for the arrival of second-hand vehicles (categories B, C, D and E) at the port of Douala.

In addition, the Ministerial Note N ° 03/008 / CF / MINEFI / DD of 06 January 2003 on the introduction of a procedure for the identification of imported second-hand vehicles specifies the identification and evaluation procedures of these vehicles as well as customs clearance procedures

FORMALITIES TO LANDING            

– The vehicles are offloaded from the ship by the stevedores;

– On each vehicle, SGS agents affix a ticket bearing a serial number;

– A 17-character pre-identification code is affixed to each vehicle. Vehicles can then enter the fleet.

OTHER FORMALITIES           

A- THE SGS CELL OF THE UNIQUE COUNTER:

– Opening of the customs clearance file:

• The user deposits a file on presentation of the originals of the import declaration, the registration certificate and the taxpayer number

• Payment of SGS contribution against receipt.

– Provision of SGS documents

• Removal of the identification form

• Transmission to the customs (by SGS) of the certificate of secure customs clearance and a copy of the identification form

– SGS identification antenna of the car fleet

• The vehicle is physically identified with the workshop sheet;

• Identification of the characteristics necessary for customs identification and evaluation;

• The vehicle is filmed at four different angles using a digital camera.

B- FORMALITIES AT THE CUSTOMS

• Customs declaration ;

• Presentation of the identification form and other clearance documents;

• Edition and emission of the liquidation slip and payment of customs duties and taxes;

• Edition and emission of the good to be removed (BAE);

• Signature of the secure clearance certificate.

 C- FORMALITIES FOR REMOVAL

The stevedore is solely responsible for the exit of the vehicles. However, this output is done on presentation:

 • ” good to remove ”;

• the receipt of payment of customs duties and taxes;

• Clearance certificate;

• SGS ticket affixed to the vehicle.

D- MISCELLANEOUS

– The following categories are excluded from the identification check:

 • Category A (motorcycles and mopeds)

• Category F (category B vehicles equipped for the disabled)

• Category G (agricultural tractors, construction machinery, industrial vehicles)

– All previous provisions remain reported, in particular Article 9 of Circular No. 001172 / MINEFI / CAB of 15 May 1995 exempting the control of imports of used vehicles.

 – The SGS database can be consulted by all relevant customs units for reference when evaluating imported vehicles.

E- CASE OF NEW VEHICLES    

 The procedure for clearing new vehicles is defined as follows:

• Establishment at SGS of an import declaration required for all goods whose FOB value is greater than one million CFA francs

• Issue to SGS of an AVI

• Establishment of a model declaration D03

• Filing of the declaration in the main office of Douala Port 7 competent for the clearance of vehicles

• Payment of fees to the bank or customs receipts

• Removal of the goods.