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Franc Zone countries exportation guide

Franc Zone countries exportation guide

GUIDE TO EXPORT IN SENEGAL

 

 

1/ - FORMALITIES FOR OBTAINING THE STATUS OF EXPORTERS / IMPORTERS IN SENEGAL

The procedure for obtaining the card includes three exporters (03) steps:

 (i) registration in the commercial register and mortgage;

 (ii) obtaining trade cards;

 (iii) obtaining the exporter card (registration as exporters).

1.1/- Registration in Senegalese commercial register

Place : To complete the registration formalities at the Trade Register, he must go to the Business Formalities Centre of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Dakar (CCIAD),. Independence Square, PO Box 118 Dakar, Tel. (221) 823 71 89  

 

For an individual or sole proprietorship

For a corporation

Documents requested

 (i) one (1) criminal record (criminal record and the country of origin for foreigners);

 (ii) one (1) marriage certificate (if applicable);

 (iii) one (1) certificate of residence;

 (iv) one (1) copy of the national identity card (or a copy of the consular card for foreigners);

 (i) one (1) criminal record (criminal record and the country of origin for foreigners);

 (ii) one (1) marriage certificate (if applicable);

 (iii) one (1) certificate of residence;

 (iv) one (1) copy of the national identity card (or a copy of the consular card for foreigners);

Price

17.000 F CFA, including:

 - 10.000 FCFA registration fees for the court of the Registry,

 - 2.000 F CFA tax stamp

 - Participation in the cost of the one-stop shop: 5.000FCFA for CCIAD

32.000 F CFA, including:

 - 25.000 CFA registration fees,

 - 2.000FCFA stamp duty at the Registry of the Court record with own name and brand

 - Participation in the cost of the one-stop shop: 5.000FCFA for CCIAD

 

1.2/- Obtaining the professional trader card

Place : This card is issued by the Ministry for Trade. To complete the registration formalities at the Trade Register, he must go to the Business Formalities Center of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Dakar (CCIAD),. Independence Square, PO Box 118 Dakar, Tel. (221) 823 71 89

The documents  to provide are: :

 - A copy of the trade register;

 - A photocopy of the national identity card or passport responsible;

 - A charge of photo identification;

 Cost: 10.500 FCFA distributed as follows:

 - 2000 revenue stamp CFA paid to the Treasury;

 - 3,500 FCFA for a practice license;

 - 5,000 FCFA map manufacture by Data Quartz;

 It must be added 5,000 CFA francs for cost sharing CCIAD.

1.3/- Import and Export Map

Place: This card is issued by the Ministry for Trade. To complete the registration formalities at the Trade Register, he must go to the Business Formalities Center of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Dakar (CCIAD),. Independence Square, PO Box 118 Dakar, Tel. (221) 823 71 89

The documents required to obtain this card are :

 (i) a copy of the merchant card;

 (ii) a copy of NINEA (National Identification Number of Enterprises and Associations)

 (iii) a photocopy of the identification;

 (iv) a photo ID;

 (v) a receipt COSEC 10,000 FCFA payable to the Treasury, Tax block;

 Cost: 21,500 FCFA distributed as follows:

 - 3,500 CFA francs for the declaration,

 - 8,000 FCFA royalty Data Quartz

 - 2000 revenue stamp CFA paid to the Treasury;

 We must add 10,000 CFA francs for CCIAD fee.

 

2/- For Export in Senegal

The export procedure is electronically managed through ORBUS and CORUS systems.

2.1/ - electronic collection system of foreign trade documents (ORBUS 2000)

ORBUS 2000 aims to facilitate foreign trade procedures for the implementation of an electronic exchange system between the various stakeholders.

 The main objective is to reduce the processing time for applications for authorization and certificates required during an import or export operation and the removal of travel.

 The operation of ORBUS 2000 system is as follows:

(i)  The customer wishes to make a document request to join the detailed declaration must log in ORBUS system from the web interface. There are two categories of users of the system:

   · Direct users. These are:

- The companies créditaires

 - Large companies import / export

   · And distribution relays. These include

 - Approved Customs Brokers,

 Chambers of commerce

 - Facilitation centers

(ii) The application of pre-clearance documents is done electronically from the commercial contract (bill). The user must fill in a form for all invoice data.

 (iii) After validation of the information imput to the invoice, the ORBUS 2000 system (router) automatically identifies the procedure to borrow and to request documents (eg. Change documents, as required by Customs on the basis of products in the request and the total amount of the invoice)

 (iv) After confirmation of the proposed documents, the router sends requests to services (POLES) concerned for treatment. Paper formalities are replaced by models in the computer and are accessible by public or private services interconnected in a computer network.

Services (POLE) (actors) are:

 - Foreign Trade Division

 - Sea Fisheries Department

 - Directorate of Livestock

 - Plant Protection Directorate

 - Quality Control Division

 - Directorate of Money and Credit

 - Metrology Division

  - BANKING

 - insurances;

 - COTECNA (Company responsible for the verification of goods before shipment)

2.2/ - Electronic payment system of duties and taxes (CORUS)

The electronic payment system of duties and taxes (CORUS) enables international trade players to make payments electronically.

 The solution is composed of two modules:

 - A portal called CORUS that ensures the relationship between the liquidated duties calculated by TRADE X and payment module;

 - One called PAYBOX payment module that allows the exchange of information with the banks.

2.3/ - The possible document

The possible documents are:

Documents

Costs

Export certificate

6,000 FCFA

Certificate of origin

- 15,000 CFA francs for the small (unprocessed goods and traditional crafts, approved industrial products [1] and unlicensed industrial products)

 - And 20,000 CFA francs for the large format (export from UEMOA).

2.4/ - Product List restricted or banned

Any operation of export of goods or merchandise is free with the exception of certain goods and goods the export requires special procedures:

 - Hides and skins, whose export requires the approval of the Ministry of Livestock;

 - Salt, which requires the submission of an iodization certificate from the Ministry of Commerce;

 - Gold, which requires the approval of the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

 Finally, the provisions of the Convention On International Trade Endangered Spices (CITES) on protected species are applicable in Senegal.

2.5/- Controlling the quality of goods before shipment

Place :Cotecna Inspection SA Carde-3rd floor building, 5, Avenue Carde, BP. 11853 Peytavin Dakar - Tel: (221) 849.49.59; Fax: (221) 842 34 85)

 Procedures COTECNA Inspection SA The company carries out pre-shipment inspections. The original inspection report is sent to the importer and one of the documents required for the admissibility of the customs declaration.


 

3/- IMPORT FORMALITIES AND PROCEDURES IN SENEGAL

The export procedure is electronically managed through ORBUS and CORUS systems.

3.1/ - Electronic collection system of foreign trade documents (ORBUS 2000)

ORBUS 2000 aims to facilitate foreign trade procedures for the implementation of an electronic exchange system between the various stakeholders.

 The main objective is to reduce the processing time for applications for authorization and certificates required during an import or export operation and the removal of travel.

 The operation of ORBUS 2000 system is as follows:

(v)          The importer ORBUS connects to the system (from the web interface) to make a document request to join the detailed declaration. There are two categories of users of the system:

· Direct users. These are:

 - The companies créditaires

 - Large companies import / export

 · And distribution relays. These include

 - Approved Customs Brokers,

 - Chambers of commerce

 - Facilitation centers

(vi) The application of pre-clearance documents is done electronically from the commercial contract (bill). The user must fill in a form for all invoice data.

 (iii) After validation of the information input to the invoice, the ORBUS 2000 system (router) automatically identifies the procedure to borrow and to request documents (eg. Change documents, as required by Customs on the basis of products in the request and the total amount of the invoice)

 (iv) After confirmation of the proposed documents, the router sends requests to services (POLES) concerned for treatment. Paper formalities are replaced by models in the computer and are accessible by public or private services interconnected in a computer network.

 Services (POLE) (actors) are:

 - Foreign Trade Division

 - Sea Fisheries Department

 - Directorate of Livestock

 - Plant Protection Directorate

 - Quality Control Division

 - Directorate of Money and Credit

 - Metrology Division

 - BANKING

 - insurances;

 - COTECNA (Company responsible for the verification of goods before shipment

3.2/ - electronic payment system of duties and taxes (CORUS)

The electronic payment system of duties and taxes (CORUS) enables international trade players to make payments electronically.

 The solution is composed of two modules:

 - A portal called CORUS that ensures the relationship between the liquidated duties calculated by TRADE X and payment module;

 - One called PAYBOX payment module that allows the exchange of information with the banks.

3.3/ - The possible document

The possible documents are:

Documents

Costs

Certificate import

6,000 FCFA

3.4/ - List of products subject to import restrictions or forbid

Any operation of imports of goods or merchandise is free with the exception of certain goods and goods whose import is subject to obtaining prior authorization by the Technical Minister concerned. Thus the import of the following goods is subject to the presentation of the document follows:

Restricted goods

Necessary authorization or approval

Weapons and ammunition and parts thereof

Ministry of Interior

Transmission and reception apparatus

Ministry of Interior

Drugs (other than for personal needs)

visa by the Ministry of Health

Meat, offal and other animal products

Health certificate issued by the Ministry of

Livestock

Vegetable products

Phytosanitary certificate issued by the Directorate of Plant Protection

Double tomato paste

Phytosanitary certificate and standardization certificate issued by the Ministry of Trade

Protected animal species

Compliance with the requirements of the International Convention on protected species

Oil and gold

Respectively prior approval of the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Economy and Finance

3.5/- Controlling the quality of goods before removal

Place : COTECNA Inspection SA (Carde-Building 3rd Floor, 5, Avenue Carde, BP. 11853 Peytavin Dakar - Tel: (221) 849.49.59; Fax: (221) 842 34 85) carries out inspections before boarding.

Action threshold Goods whose FOB value is equal to or greater than 3,000,000 CFA francs, are subject to inspection before boarding. However, partial shipments will be subject to inspection, provided that their total value is equal to or greater than this floor. Similarly, goods transported by custom container (FCL) will be inspected regardless of their values.

Exemptions :Notwithstanding the above provisions, are exempt from the inspection:

 ¡  The import export companies, companies in free zones and free points;

 ¡  Goods exempted under the tax regimes of exception in Annex 2, as well as the goods enjoying a tariff exemption.

 ¡  The following goods

 

- Chapter 01

 - Chapter 0. except the frozen 02.07

 - Chapter 03

 - Chapter 05

 - Chapter 06

 - Chapter 07 with the exception of products 07.03

 - Chapter 08

 - Chapter 09 with the exception of products 09.02

 - Chapter 10

 - Chapter 1. with the exception of products 11.01

 - Chapter 12

 - Chapitre 13

 - CHAPTER 14

 - Chapter 15 with the exception of the products of 15.07, 15.15 and 15.17

 - Chapter 18 with the exception of the products of 18.05 and 18.06

 - CHAPTER 23

 - Section 25

 - Chapter 26

 - Chapter 27 products exclusively 27.09

 - CHAPTER 28

 - CHAPTER 29

 - CHAPTER 30

 - CHAPTER 31

 - Chapter 36

 - CHAPTER 37

 - Chapter 38 with the exception of the products of 38.14 and 38.19

 - Chapter 40 with the exception of the products of 40.11 and 40.12

 - CHAPTER 41

 - CHAPTER 43

 - CHAPTER 45

 - Chapter 46

 - Chapter 47

 - CHAPTER 49

 - CHAPTER 65

 - CHAPTER 66

 - CHAPTER 71

 - CHAPTER 72

  - CHAPTER 86

  - CHAPTER 87

 - CHAPTER 88

 - Chapter 89

 - Products of positions 90.18 ^ 90.27

 - Chapter 93 with the exception of arms and ammunition for hunting and / or sport

 - Chapter 97

 - Recovery of materials;

 - Personal effects and objects in use;

 - The personal gifts;

 - postal consignments;

 - commercial samples;

 - Goods imported by diplomatic and consular missions or by accredited organizations in Senegal for their own needs.


 Procedures:

Merchandise imports in Senegal are required to be a Prerequisite Import Declaration (DPI), unless the FOB value is less than 1,000,000 FCFA, whether or not subject to the PVI (Program Verification of Imports).

 After each inspection, a report is issued in French, that certifies the results of this inspection. The original of this report will be sent to the importer and will be part of the documents required to recevabité the customs declaration.

 The inspection report takes the form either of a Report of Findings (AV) or a Notice of Denial of Certification (SCBA) in which case the customs declaration is inadmissible.

 Invoices issued abroad for imports for which payment is made through a letter of credit (L / C), are approved by the Cotecna office in the country of export.

 


 

4/- Formalities and CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROCEDURES IN SENEGAL

Clearance of goods takes place in 23 of Senegal customs offices:


 
  1. Office Dakar Port South
  2. Dakar Office Package Shipping,
  3. Dakar Office YOFF,
  4. Office DAKAR PETROLEUM,
  5. Dakar Office PAQET.POSTE,
  6. Office Dakar MARITIME,
  7. Dakar Office Industrial Fair area,
  8. Dakar Office Station,
  9. Dakar Office North Port,
  10. Office Dakar Fair,
  11. Office Ziguinchor,
  12. Ziguinchor / Packages Computer,
  13. Office Diourbel,
  14. Office Rosso,
  15. Office Tambacounda,
  16. Bureau Tambacounda,
  17. Office Kidira,
  18. Office Kaolack,
  19. Kaolack / Set Computer,
  20. Office KARANG,
  21. Office KEUR.AYIB,
  22. THIES Office,
  23. Office Velingara

 

4.1/- Export clearance procedure

For goods non-commercial, the output is verbal statement (including souvenirs).

 For exports and reexports of a commercial nature, the filing of a detailed declaration, written and filled with all the attached documents is required. When the FOB value of the goods to declare exceeds the sum of two hundred thousand francs (200,000 CFA francs), the use of a licensed customs broker is also required.

 The export of Senegalese or Senegalese products, products exported following their stay, with or without working, under suspension arrangements is exempt from payment of duties and taxes.[2].

4.2/- Import clearance procedure

Clearance of imported goods involves the following steps:

 1.    completion of the declaration by the importer or his agent;

 2.    verification (documentary verification of the detailed declaration and visits and physical verification of goods);

 3.    management of the release order (issuance of the warrant to be removed, signature of removing);

 4.    removal of the goods

4.2.1/- Establishment of declaration

On referral to the importer, a licensed customs broker establishes the detailed declaration based on the following documents:

 - The commercial invoice;

 - The bill of lading;

 - The certificate EUR. for EU products or certificate of origin for third countries;

 - Prior import declaration (DPI);

 - The audit certificate (AV) of the authorized verification company;

 - Retail note and all other documents required by the customs regulations (sanitary or phytosanitary certificate, the advance import declaration for food products (DIPA) and other certificates).

4.2.2/ - Audits

a

a) Documentary check of the detailed declaration

 It is conducted by the admissibility section of the Directorate General of Customs (check the filling of the declaration of the presence of the required parts, the signature of a licensed customs broker). The detailed declaration is then given to the Head of Section for signature.

 b) Visit and physical examination of goods

 The section chief who acts OCR makes the selection of the statements that should be physically checked. In general, trading declarations to the inspectors is done via computers. However, the visiting manager can often intervene to rate certain statements other than those designated by GAINDE auditors'.

4.2.3/ - Management of removing good

a) Issue of the release warrant (BE)

 The auditor after a documentary and possible physical check, agrees to an approved customs agent for issuance of the warrant to remove (BE).

 b) Signature of release warrant (BE)

 The right to be removed is sent to the brigade, which reconciled with the right to remove from the company submits it to the signature of the brigade commander.

4.2.4/ - Removal of goods

Le chef de brigade vise le bon à enlever pour enlèvement.

4.3/ - Simplified clearance procedure

It is carried out both at the airport and the port are as well as import and export.

 For imports, it is the establishment by the declarant of a slip "Authorization Provisional Abduction Imports (IEPA)" that includes all elements related to imported goods. It allows the removal of goods before filing a detailed declaration. Removals carried out within this framework are regularized within 1. days according to the detailed declaration.

 The same procedure is applied for exports through a slip 'Provisional Authority Abduction Exports (APEX). "

 At the airport level, there is a procedure for the rapid removal of certain perishable goods, medicines and spare parts, it's Abduction Provisional Statements (DEP); taxes and duties on the products covered by the DEP is recorded, the regularization of these removals must take a few days.

 

[1] An application for approval to the Community Preferential Tax (TPC) is required. It is obtained at the Ministry of Industry

[2] However, a levy of 0.20% of the FOB value is perceived by the Senegalese Shippers' Council (COSEC) on goods exported or re-exported by sea.