Export formalities

The procedure of moving containers to the scanner

In accordance with the requirements of the Note of December 11, 2008, redefining the procedure for the passage of goods to the scanner, this procedure is divided into three stages and concerns:

• declarations in red circuit;

• Yellow-circuit declarations subject to a challenge by the Visiting Inspector;

• Shipments proposed for a physical visit, either as a result of an external alert or for other reasons;

• Removal under hoists and direct removal of goods in containers;

• Containers in transfer to the external stores


1 Declarant Proceeds to the making of an appointment with the SGS which is done on presentation of the complete file of the goods (DED, invoices, BESC possibly, list of packing, AVI, DI, etc.). Go to the SGS tent with the references of his file on the date indicated for the appointment.
2 SGS Scans the aforementioned documents, puts them in the scanning network and sends the physical file to the Head of the Scanner-Customs Unit


3 Customs + SGS Perform the actual scanning operation by horizontal and vertical scanning of ultraviolet radiation on the container. The Inspectors image analysts determine the verdict of scanning by the mentions “SUSPECT” or “NON SUSPECT”.
4 Customs (Head of Littoral Sector II) Rate the request to the Head Office Head of Douala Port IV. A sample is then taken before the landing and sent to a laboratory, usually SONARA, for issuance of the certificate of conformity to the Cameroonian standard. As the tanks are not individualized at the SCDP, the hydrocarbons imported into Cameroon must have the same specifications as those manufactured by SONARA.