How to obtain an export license & Applying for import license in Cameroon

HOW TO OBTAIN IMPORT LICENSE & EXPORT LICENSES IN CAMEROON- 4 EASY STEPS

INTRODUCTION 

Import and Export trade in Cameroon is one of the most profitable ventures that an individual with the know-how and capital can engage in fully and stands to make huge gains. Despite the lucrative nature of the business in Cameroon, Businessmen are often confronted with the challenge in understanding the right procedure to engage in applying for import license in Cameroon.

In applying for import and export license in Cameroon, business operators are bound to adhere strictly to law No 2010/044 of 18th April 2016 governing external trade as well as decree No 2017/6523/PM of 7th June 2017.

Hence obtaining import and export license in Cameroon is the only recognized document authorizing economic operators to circulate their goods within and outside Cameroon.

PROCEDURE IN APPLYING FOR IMPORT LICENSE IN CAMEROON

Economic and business operators are expected to follow the stipulated legal procedure in applying for an import license in Cameroon. In applying for an import license in Cameroon, the supposed individual is expected to hire a commercial attorney to ensure all required documents are compiled, filed and fee paid at the appropriate regulatory government agency.

Here are some of the mandatory documents required in applying for an import license in Cameroon.

  • Duly stamped application on company letter head stating sector of articles to be imported
  • Certificate of company incorporation certificate of the company 
  • Certify copy of taxpayers card of the company
  • Certificate of non-indebtedness of the company
  • Articles of association of the company
  • A Clearance certificate of workers issued by National Social Insurance
  • Attestation of localization of the company
  • Certified copy of ID cards or Passport of shareholders
  • Proof of payment of registration fees

PROCEDURE IN OBTAINING IMPORT LICENSE IN CAMEROON

After proper constitution of required import documentations, the company or individual must adhere to the procedure in obtaining an import license in Cameroon.

Duplicates of these documents must be  attached to a cover letter on the company letterhead and  submitted at the international trade desk , chamber of commerce and the Cameroon shippers council.

PROCEDURE IN APPLYING FOR EXPORT LICENSE IN CAMEROON

Economic and business operators are expected to follow the stipulated legal procedure in obtaining export license in Cameroon. In applying for an export license in Cameroon, the supposed individual is expected to hire a commercial attorney to ensure all required documents are compiled, filed and fee paid at the appropriate regulatory government agency.

Here are some of the mandatory documents required for a successful export license in Cameroon.

  • Duly stamped application on company letter head stating sector of articles to be exported
  • Certificate of company incorporation certificate
  • Certify copy of taxpayers card of the company
  • Certificate of non-indebtedness of the company
  • Articles of association of the company
  • A Clearance certificate of workers issued by National Social Insurance
  • Attestation of localization of the company
  • Certified copy of ID cards or Passport of shareholders
  • Proof of payment of registration fees

PROCEDURE IN OBTAINING EXPORT  LICENSE IN CAMEROON

After proper constitution of required export documentations, the company or individual must adhere to the procedure in obtaining an export license in Cameroon. Duplicates of these documents must be attached to a cover letter on the company letterhead and submitted at the international trade desk , chamber of commerce and the Cameroon shippers council.

Individuals are advised to hire an experienced commercial attorney when applying for import license in Cameroon  or export license in Cameroon. This is because they have a full mastery of the law as well as collaborate closely with the regulatory issuing authorities to ensure that we secure the licenses timely.

Conclusion

We of Kinsmen Advocates Law Firm are readily available to represent our national and international clients in the commence industry competently in securing international trade licenses in Cameroon.

We have registered significant success in this area and more than experience to navigate government bureaucracy and ensure our client enjoy a calm business climate.

Article by Mafany victor Ngando

Kinsmen Advocates Law Firm

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