WFP activities and programmes Main domains in Cameroon encompass the following main domains:
include Customs (import and transit of food and non-food
consignment), Agriculture for rules on quality and norms
, Transport for rules on trucks and road traffic
, and Telecommunications for rules on V-SAT and communications
Cameroon is a member of the WCO (World Customs Organisation) since 9 April 1965. The country also gained accession to the Revised Kyoto Convention on 18 November 2014, and is a prominent active member of the CEMAC - http://www.cemac.int (June 99, (originally ECCAS 1985)) which deals with Regional Agreements on emergency/disaster response, but also customs unions and regional integration.
Regulations on customs can be found at the Directorate General for Customs, headquartered in Yaoundé – General Manager: Mr. FONGOD Edwin NUVAGA
The Agence de Régulation des Télécommunications du Cameroun (ART - www.art.cm) is in charge of the regulation of the telecommunication sector in Cameroon. The ART issues licenses to new companies/organisations to operate.
Cameroon has a quality control national bureau which is attached to the ministry of agriculture and in charge to give advice and suggestions on food and seed quality for national consumption. www.minader.cm
Humanitarian goods imported by NGOs or UN Agencies can have total or partial exemption of duties and taxes according to agreements signed with Cameroonian government. Without agreements, national Custom legislation is as follows:
- Customs duties
- Inspection tax SGS
- CAC (centime Additionnels Communaux)
BESC (Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de la cargaison)
Imported goods are submitted to 4 different regime:
- Mise à la consummation (IM4): Exemption certificate must be signed by both Ministry of External Relations (MINREX) and Ministry of Finance (Customs Department).
- Transit Regime (IM8): Regime used for all goods in transit to Chad or CAR. Goods do not have any escort, documents attached are Declaration Form IM8 and transit title that the transporter shows at each custom office along the corridor before final destination, in order to obtain visas.
- Export Regime (EX8): For all local purchase done in Cameroon and destined to Chad or CAR.
- Temporary Admission Regime (IM5): Applied for vehicles and others identifiable equipment imported in Cameroon for humanitarian purposes. Admission certificate is valid 1 or 2 years renewable.
It is also worth-mentioning the bonded warehouse regime, which is used for unallocated food consignments imported under the Global Commodity Management Facility (GCMF).
For more information on regulatory departments and quality control laboratories’ contactdetails, please see the following links: 4.1 Cameroon Government Contact List and The Agence de Régulation des Télécommunication – ART ensures the implementation of legal and regulatory texts in Telecommunications and Communications Information Technologies, and issues necessary accreditations for radio and satellite equipment.
The Ministry of Transport ensures the coordinated development of all modes of transport; provides and controls the organization and operation of air, rail, sea and river (like CAMRAIL, Agency for Safety of Air Navigation, National Port Authority and others), and provides or controls the organization and operation of road transport and road safety.
The Ministry of Agriculture has attached to it the quality control national bureau. It gives advice and suggestions on food and seed quality.
The Ministry of Finance is in charge of the elaboration and implementation of the financial, budgetary, fiscal and monetary policy of the Government, including taxes and customs regulation and process.
For more details on regulatory departments and quality control companies's contact information, please see the following links: