Maersk Customs Services in Senegal

Our Maersk Customs Services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations. For import and export cargos. At both - origin and destination.

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Core product

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

  • Trucking
  • Customs formalities at port, at the border and potentially at destination

Additional Maersk Customs 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 Maersk Customs Services?

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
  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Phytosanitary Certificates

* originals to be submitted to Maersk where necessary

Signed Power of Attorney (POA):

Signed by the buyer & on Company Letter Headed paper. This grant’s permission for Maersk to complete MCS 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 Maersk which is subject to a % transnational charge, and credit checks may be required .

For Abbreviations & Explanations, please check shipping terms.


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