Procedure for imports of goods shipped by sea

 Procedures AdministrationRequired documentsIssued documents
1Establishment of the taxpayer cardDivison center for TaxTaxpayer card application form completedTaxpayer card
Real estate credit Registry (RECR)
Certificate of non-royalty
Certificate of location
Location Plan
2Update of the unique identifier number (taxpayer number) in the customs systemIT Division General Directorate of Customs (DGC)Taxpayer cardUnique ID number
Stamped application for registration in the importers' file
taxpayer card
Certificate of submission (COS) or attestation of non-use of his / her staff (ANUPS)
Copy of the agreeement act concerning the commercial activity in Cameroon
Copy of an import authorization
3Registration to the importers' fileMinistry of Tradeproof of payment of manual import fees Certificate of registration in the importers' file
Proof of payment of annual dues at the CNCC
Legalized copy of National identity card or residence card
Certificate of location
Trade and Real estate Credit Register (TRECR)
Certificate of non-royalty
4Special authorizationMinistry of TradeStamped Request Special AuthorizationSpecial import authorization
Taxpayer card
commercial invoice
proof of payment of manual import fees
Proof of payment of annual subscription fees to the National Council of Chargers of Cameroon (CNCC)
Legalized copy of National identity card or residence card
5e-force account creation One-stop shop of Foreign Trade Operations (GUCE)Handwritten or online request for account opening addressed to the Director General of GUCEAccess code to the e-Force platform (Personal and secret code)

Procedure for imports of goods shipped by sea

Pre-clearance
Inspection of goods before boarding:
Four cases are presented

  • Goods with an FOB value of less than one million CFA Franc do not require an import declaration and are therefore not subjected to the inspection procedure;
  • Goods with an FOB value equal to or greater than one million but less than two million CFA Francs require the lifting of an ID but are not subjected to a verification procedure;
  • Goods with an FOB value greater than two million CFA Francs require the removal of an ID and are part of the boarding (or pre-shipment) inspection procedure ;
  • Goods exempted from the inspection procedure, whatever their FOB, THE LIST OF THESE GOODS IS AVAILABLE AT THE One-Stop Shop
 Procedures AdministrationRequired documentsIssued documents
1Initiation of the import declaration request on the e-Force platform (Online)One-stop shop External business operationsTaxpayer cardDéclaration d'importation
Proforma invoice
Certification to the importers' file
Packing list
2Payment of SGS audit feesBankE-Force tracking sheet mentioning the PR number and SGS transfer fee amountPaiement validé sur la plateforme
3Obtainment of import declaration(ID)SGS (Via the e-Force platform) DGDE-Force form referenceImport declaration
4Obtainment of the certificate of originsupplierFinal invoiceCertificate of Origine
5Conformity assessment of the product (if regulated)Technical partner of ANOR (SGS Cameroon SA or INTERTEK)Proforma invoiceAttestation of Conformity
quality document (Test Reports, Certificates of Analysis, Certificates of Quality Management System ...)
Final invoice
6Obtainment of the Certificate of Conformity (Where the goods are subject to PECAEAgency of the STANDARD and the QualityCertificate of conformity issued by SGS SA Cameroon or INTERTEKAttestation of Conformity(CoC)
7Obtainment of the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (BESC)National Council of Loaders of Cameroon (CNCC)Maritime knowledgeBESC
Commercial invoice
Freight invoice
E-Force form reference
8Authenticating the BESCCNCC / GUCE OfficeMaritime bill of ladingAuthenticated BESC
BESC
9Banking domiciliationBank Import declarationBank Visa
Proforma invoice
10Obtainment of the e-Force Electronic Data SheetOne-stop shop of the operations of the shops outsideE-Force Form ReferenceE-Force Card
11Harmonized insurance institutionInsurance CompanyE-Force Form ReferenceHarmonized Insurance Certificate
Commercial invoice
Maritime bill of lading
12Obtainment of the Value Report and Tariff Classification (RVC)SGS Cameroon SAMaritime bill of lading RVC
Import declaration
Commercial invoice
Freight invoice
Harmonized Insurance Certificate
Packing list
Certificate of origin
Packing slip in case of Grouping
PROCEDURE FOR IMPORTS OF GOODS SHIPPED BY SEA    
Clearance
Procedures AdministrationRequired documentsIssued documents
1Validation of the cargo manifest in ASYCUDAcustom houseClear cargoCargo Manifesto validated
2Container scanningSGSReceipt of the customs electronic ManifestImages
3Validation of the declaration in CustomsCustoms / CADMaritime bill of ladingValidated Customs Declaration
Commercial invoice
Import declaration
Harmonized Insurance Certificate
Taxpayer card
Certificate of origin
Proof of Exemption or Suspensive Procedure
Phytosanitary certificate
Potting slip (the case of groupings)
CoC
RVC
4Payment of document feesConsigneeMaritime bill of ladingPayment receipt
Customs declaration
5Liquidation de la Déclaration en Douane Customs Inspector (to whom the file has been quotedProof of Exemption or Suspensive ProcedureLiquidated Customs Declaration with the Settlement Number
Phytosanitary certificate
Potting slip (the case of groupings)
Certificate of origin
CoC
Scanned image
RVC
6Acknowledgment of e-Force Fees, Customs Duties and Taxes, Costs of ScannerGUCE BankDeclaration in Liquidated Customs copy BLDBank receipt
Two photocopies of the validated customs declaration
RVC
Traking e-Force sheet
7Release of the receipt (duties and taxes)Treasure CellReceipt from the bank Customs clearance
Customs declaration liquidated (liquidation slip Doune BLD copy and gray copy
8Proforma billing PAD (online)CADE-Force form referencePAD Proforma Invoice
Maritime bill of lading
Customs declaration
BESC
9Payment of the port feePort of Douala (PAD)Last page of the validated customs declaration (primata) and the last pages of the declarationsPayment receipt PAD
Authenticated BESC
Maritime bill of lading
PAD Proforma Invoice
Traking e-Force sheet
10Establishment of final invoice PADPAD GUCE cellLast page of the validated customs declaration (primata) and the last pages of the declarationsFinal invoice PAD
Maritime bill of lading
Traking e-Force sheet
Authenticated BESC
PROCEDURE FOR IMPORTS OF GOODS SHIPPED BY SEA    
Removal or Boarding
Procedures AdministrationRequired documentsIssued documents
1Establishment of removal authorizationAutonomous Port of DoualaMaritime bill of ladingClearance authorization
Payment receipt PAD
Customs declaration
Parking Invoice
2Obtaining the good to deliverConsigneeMaritime bill of lading BAD of the Consignee
Authenticated BESC
Payment receipt
Contract with the consignee
3Obtainment of the proforma invoice AND Payment Douala International TerminalCustoms clearanceReceipt of payment plus proforma invoice DIT
Maritime bill of lading
4Obtainment of the number ASYCUDADouala International TerminalMaritime bill of ladingNo. SYDONIA
Customs declaration
Release Visit Report
Request for a home visit if container in red circuit
Request for direct removal (IM9)
5Obtainment the delivery note(BAD/DIT)Douala International TerminalFinal invoice PADGOOD to deliver
Payment receipt PAD
Customs clearance
Photocopy of the national identity card
Customs declaration
BAD of the shipowner valid
Original invoice DIT
Removal Authorization
6Customs Physical Visit (if applicable)Customs and Loaders or CADScanner ReportVisiting report
7Obtaining the GOOD output ASYCUDACustoms BrigadeMaritime bill of ladinggood release
Customs File (Release, Declaration)
8Obtaining the delivery ticketDouala International TerminalBAD from the valid shipownerDelivery ticket
good to remove
Invoice and ICD receipt
Custom goods
Travel Declaration and Slip (IM8)
Request for direct removal (if applicable)
Stamp request if applicable
Transfer request (if applicable)
9Presentation of the file in the various control positionsPolice force, Gendarms, Phytosanitary, Customs, Ministries (MINEPIA, MINSANTE)Complete fileSafe trip