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State service under the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Directorate General of Customs (DGC) is responsible for implementing and enforcing laws and regulations applicable to the movement of people, goods, transportation and capital at the entrance and exit.These laws and regulations are closely related to the context of international trade liberalization and the evolution of the common policy of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA). In this respect the customs carries out three types of missions: a fiscal mission, an economic mission and a mission to protect the interests of the state and citizens

Emergency Response:

[Note: This section contains information which is related and applicable to ‘crisis’ times. These instruments can be applied when an emergency is officially declared by the Government.   When  When this occurs, there is usually a streamlined process to import goods duty and tax free.]


Agreements / Conventions Description

Ratified by Country?

(Yes / No)

WCO (World Customs Organization) member


Annex J-5 Revised Kyoto Convention


OCHA Model Agreement


Tampere Convention (on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations)


Regional Agreements (on emergency/disaster response, but also customs unions, regional integration)