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International convention and customs procedures of Senegal

International Conventions
Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Party to the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Party to the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
International Economic Cooperation
Senegal is a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of Western Africa (UEMAO) and also adheres to the Franc Zone
Non Tariff Barriers
- tardiness and administrative complexity
- corruption
Customs Duties and Taxes on Imports
There are four levels of taxation: 0%, 5%, 10% and 20%.
For more information, visit the site of the Senegal Customs
Customs Classification
Senegal uses a system of classification in accordance with the West African Economic and Monetary Union.
Import Procedures
The following documents are required for importing goods into Senegal:

  • the supplier's commercial invoice and the freight bill;
  • the certificate of origin issued by the Chamber of Commerce of the country of origin;
  • the packing list (a document listing all parcels and their characteristics);
  • authorisation to import goods subject to quota (if applicable);
  • the insurance certificate;
  • the preliminary declaration of import (DPI) on values higher than or equal to FCFA 1 000 000. This declaration must be domiciled in a local bank.

Additional documents may be required based on the type of import. For more information, please consult the website of the Senegal Customs

Importing Samples
To import samples one should use an ATA carnet (also known as Merchandise Passport).

To go further, check out our service Import controls and Export controls.

For Further Information
The Senegalese Customs
Senegal Export

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