EXPORT LICENSING IN CAMEROON
An export license in Cameroon is the approval issued by the various agencies of government, which regulate and determine the goods that can be sent outside the country. The laws regulating export trade are law No 2010/044 of 18th April 2016 governing external trade as well as decree No 2017/6523/PM of 7th June 2017.
HOW TO GET AN EXPORT LICENSE IN CAMEROON
The procedure on how to get an export license in Cameroon is strict and as such requires experts in business law to handle the process. Before any goods can be exported in commercial quantities out of Cameroon, the exporter must essentially follow the stipulated statutory guide to obtain an export license in Cameroon. The company must comply with the following procedure to get an export license:
- The exporter must register a company in Cameroon.
- The exporter must have a taxpayer’s card
- The exporter must also register with the chambers of commerce
- The exporter must register at the National shipper council.
THE REQUIREMENTS TO GET LICENSED TO EXPORT FROM CAMEROON
To get licensed to export in Cameroon, the company founders are advised to engage in the following procedure;
- Apply for an exporters license in Cameroon
- Notify the agency of the export license for details
- Notify the agency of the arrival date of the products
- Declaration of goods on arrival.
- Inspection and verification of goods
- Payment of the prescribed fee
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR EXPORT LICENSE IN CAMEROON
The corporate consultant is expected to constitute the file on behalf of the clients and apply for an export license in Cameroon. An application letter to the director of commerce must be accompanied by the following documents;
- Application letter for an export license in Cameroon
- Copy of company incorporation certificate
- Copy of the taxpayer’s card of the company
- Copy of non-indebtedness certificate
- Copy of company statutes
- National Social Insurance
- Proof of payment of registration fees for export license
Before an export license is obtained, there are questions to be asked to determine which agency will be responsible for issuing the necessary permit for the goods to be exported.
Article by Mafany victor Ngando
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