Customs formalities

Please find below Customs Clearance Procedure


  Steps OPERATION  Timeline Comments  Person in charge
Pre Clearance 1 Provide the following set of documents after loading (BL,  ,Commercial Invoice, Packing List, ECTN, Tax payer Card, any applicable certificates (ocean freight, contract and facility letter) 14 days before vessel arrival Contracts, facility letters duly obtained from the Cameroonian government  should be sent to US Customer
2 Creation of PR on e-force  14 days before vessel arrival   Customer
3 Upload BESC and proceed with its authentication.  Request and obtain insurance 5 days before vessel arrival Mandatory documents Safmarine
4 Issuance of draft declaration 3 days before vessel arrival   Safmarine
Clearance 5 Vessel arrival at Douala 0   Safmarine
6 Validation of IM4 Working day 1 If manifest number available Safmarine
7 Payment of customs entrance fees (customs duties and taxes) Working day 2   Customer
8 Collect and payment of terminal invoices + local charges  Working day 3   Safmarine
9 Proof of payments (receipt, quittance) collection Working day 5   safmarine
10 Finalise release formalities with shipping line, DIT and port authorities  Working day 6   safmarine
Delivery 11 Load on truck and delivery as per customer instructions Working day 7   safmarine
  12 Unloading at final delivery place Working day 7 If required and according to agreement terms Safmarine/Customer
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Maersk Line Agency Cameroun SA

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Maersk Place - Zone Udeac
BP 12414
237 Douala
Cameroun
+237233500500 +237 (3) 3421186
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