Import regulations and customs duties
The custom duties are imposed on imported or exported goods. It is especially the imports which are taxed and these are small taxes levied on exports in general. The tax rate applied to most of the products is 10%. However, luxury products are subjected to 50% excise duty. Moreover, there is a 0.5% tax on all imported products which are not originating in a country which is a member of UEMOA.
Transportation of goods
The Senegalese norms are generally derived from the French norms. Senegal is a member of OAMPI (African and Malgache office of industrial property). It is also a member of the Paris convention relating to intellectual protection as well as the international organisation of intellectual property.
Patents and brands
The trade marks, patents, and copyrites are protected within the framework of OAMPI.