Customs House Brokerage in Senegal
Our Customs House Brokerage services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations. For import and export cargos. At both - origin and destination.
Local contact options
Import customs clearance
Standard Full Customs Declaration, paying Duty & VAT upon arrival in the country in scope to gain release of the cargo for onward delivery.
- Customs formalities
Export customs clearance
Standard Declaration to Customs to gain permission to load the vessel & be exported outside of the EU.
- Customs formalities
Bonded transit movement
Hinterland services for cargo in transit to land locked countries
- Customs formalities at port, at the border and potentially at destination
Additional Custom House Brokerage services
- Our services cover all aspects of customs procedures:
- Full customs clearance
- Bonded warehousing
- Bonded transit movements
- Commodity classification
- Intrastat and extrastat
- Limited fiscal representation
- Aggregated declarations
- Classification and validation investigation
- Regulatory reporting
- Complex entry preparation
- IPR /Drawback strategy
- Bonded transfers and transshipments
What is required to complete Customs House Brokerage?
Mandatory documents required:
- Signed POA
- Commercial invoice(s)
- Packing list(s)
- Exemption documents for exempted projects
- Import license (COTECNA report)
Additional documents (where applicable) *
- Copy of the Bill of Lading
- Health Certificates
- Phytosanitary Certificates
* originals to be submitted to Damco where necessary
Signed Power of Attorney (POA):
Signed by the buyer & on Company Letter Headed paper. This grant’s permission for Damco to complete CHB on behalf of the buyer and provides the required details to enable internal account creation
NINEA Number & PPM Code
The buyer must have a valid Ninea and VAT number and PPM code to hold a solid audit trail ith customs authority and tax office & to be eligible to claim back any potential VAT paid.
Deferment Account Number
A deferment account is an account registered with customs which allows the customer to make Duty & VAT payments in a secure way . This initiates a smoother, quicker customs clearance, avoiding additional delays . Customer can apply for their own account by contacting the local Senegalese public customs authority directly or request a credit agreement protocol with DAMCO which is subject to a % transnational charge, and credit checks may be required .
For Abbreviations & Explanations, please check shipping terms.