On the other hand, it should also be noted that Cameroon also has trade agreements with countries such as Tunisia, Nigeria and China.
Custom duty rates are applicable according to the category of the imported product :
- primary necessary goods : category I, 0%
- raw materials and equipment goods : category II, 10%
- Intermediary and miscellaneous goods : category III, 20%
- Fast-moving consumer goods : category IV, 30%.
To determine the category of your product, you can consult the Customs Nomenclature in force in Cameroon (conforming to the Harmonized System).
The SGS, then grants within a maximum limit of 8 hours, a final AVI, an original and 2 copies, to the importer. The delivery of the final AVI is done directly, without the prerequisite delivery of a provisional AVI. After verification, the inspector gives the user three copies of the declaration : a grey copy, a blue copy and a yellow copy. These verifications are done within a maximum time limit of 6 hours in the case where there is no contesting of taxation or other declared elements.
The importer presents these documents to the SGS which affixes a security sticker and a dry stamp on the blue copy and transfers it to the bank for depositing. The SGS has to address the above documents to the different concerned banks at least 3 times a day. After encashment, the bank delivers a receipt and the blue copy to the user, transmits the yellow copy to the SGS and keeps the grey copy with itself. After seeing the blue copy and the receipt, the concerned Inspector delivers the release warrant for the merchandise after the verification of usage.
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