Cameroon is an African country approximately 184,000 square miles in size and located near Chad and Nigeria. While the official languages of Cameroon are English and French, the country is home to many different indigenous languages.
If you are interested in shipping to the country, the country borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea. The biggest port in Cameroon is the Port of Douala. Douala is the country’s biggest city and also the location of Cameroon’s international airport.
Before sea shipping to Cameroon, you will need to have certain paperwork completed including the following:
• Certificate of Residence Change
• Letter of transfer from the shipper’s employer
• Inventory detailed, valued, dated and signed (in French)
When you ship cargo to Cameroon, you should plan to be present at customs clearance.
Shipping to Cameroon and Restricted Items
Certain items are also restricted or require duty fees. If you are shipping electrical items or electronic equipment, for example, make sure you have invoices available if these items are less than six months old. You are typically expected to pay duty fees on cargo that is new or less than six months old.
Also, please note that home computers are not acceptable as personal effects when shipping to Cameroon, and will be subject to certain customs duties and import taxes.
If you are interested in shipping products made out of wood to Cameroon, you may face restrictions if these items are made out of any type of endangered hardwood.