7 Requirements to apply for an import/export license in Cameroon


7 Requirements to apply for an import/export license in Cameroon


Import/export license in Cameroon
Import/export license in Cameroon

In Cameroon, measures are in place to encourage importation and exportation of products. The standards for import and export vary depending on the product, the country of origin, and the destination. Individuals considering importing and exporting goods can benefit from the information in this article as this enumerates the 7 requirements you need before applying for import and export license in Cameroon. Indeed, 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 document authorizing economic operators to circulate their goods within and outside Cameroon.The documents needed for a successful import and export license application:

1. Certificate of company incorporation

A certificate of incorporation is a legal document/license relating to the formation of a company or corporation. It is a license to form a corporation issued by the Cameroonian government. This is to prove the company is legal and operates under the rules and regulation of the Government of Cameroon.

2. Taxpayers card of the company

A taxpayers Card is part of the certificates you need to obtain an import/export license. This is to show that the company has paid it’s due to the state accordingly. Nevertheless, to know everything about tax in Cameroon you should visit the official Cameroonian Taxation website

3. Certificate of non-indebtedness of the company

The Certificate of non-indebtedness aims to provide assurance that the company does not owe money that could affect its financial operations. in essence, this Certificate helps to provide the trust with the longevity and financial operations of the business.

4. Articles of association of the company

This documents specifies the regulations for a company’s operations and defines the company’s purpose. Consequently, the document lays out how tasks are done within the organization. Additionally, it usually includes the process for appointing directors and the handling of financial records.

5. Attestation of the location of the company

This Attestation shows where the company is located and guide the government authority and how to reach the location from which the business operates. Furthermore, it is important as the authority might need to check the company operations or if they need to go there for official purposes.

6. Copy of ID cards or Passport of shareholders

The copy of  ID cards of all shareholders is also a  requirement. This is due to the fact that a background check is done on them to check their criminal record or if they have any form of financial issues.

7. Proof of payment of registration fee

Assurance the registration fee for the import/export license is paid is a requirement. Most at times, it is in the form of the receipt which is received payment.


When you have all of these of documents you could apply for import/export license in Cameroon. Usually, this process is very stressful and time-consuming. This is usually due to people not knowing the proper way to present their documents. Usually, this causes some documents to be rejected and thus the process takes far longer than it should. This is where we come in to help you with the technical knowledge on preparing and providing these documents to make the process more timely.

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