Country Guide: Cameroon-Cameroon

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Updated: November 18, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • 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)

 

Specific Information

  • All documents must be provided to the destination agent 2 weeks before arrival of the shipment obtain duty free clearance prior to arrival of the shipment.
  • Customs clearance for a full container load (FCL) is approximately 12 days.
  • All items less than 6 months are dutiable at 57% CIF.
  • There is a statistics levy by Customs of 7% for all non-diplomatic shipments.
  • There is a statistics levy by Customs of 1.5% on all diplomatic shipments.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original Registration Card
  • Insurance Certificate
  • Original Purchase Invoice
  • OBL / AWB
  • Non-sale Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • The vehicle must be identified on the packing list.
  • The taxes on vehicles will depend on age, power etc. (58% costs, insurance and freight if the engine is less than 2000 cc or 77% if more than 2000 cc).
  • 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

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Documentation is required prior to import.

Restricted/Dutiable 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)

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs
  • Counterfeit goods
  • Pornographic content or materials

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1081.html

http://www.ambacam-usa.org

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.