At Maersk, we continuously work to ensure all our activities respect local government regulations to provide our customers with a responsible, trouble-free Customer Experience.

Resulting from the implementation of CAMCIS (Cameroon Customs Information System), the Cameroon Customs has made changes in the regulation for filing customs manifest which requires our customers to provide us with accurate details for all vehicles coming into Cameroon including vehicles in transit.

Effective Wednesday, January 1st, 2020, changes will be implemented in the way customers submit information at origin ports.

What is the change:

Going forward, the below information will be mandatory for all vehicles shipped into Cameroon;

  1. Chassis Number of the vehicle
  2. Number of engine Cylinders (in digits)
  3. Type of vehicle (Following this list: compact, convertible, Hatchback/Estate, Van, Roadster, Wagon, Coupe/sports car, Minivan, Sedan, Cabriolet, off-road/Pickup, Limousine, SUV, Saloon, transporter)
  4. Year
  5. Brand / Make
  6. Model

Action required from Customers:

Above mentioned details should be provided during submission of Shipping Instructions.

Action required from Origin Export CSA:

Share communication to customers regarding the change.

Ensure shipping instructions are submitted on time.

Ensure that above mentioned mandatory details are provided in Shipping Instructions.

Impact:

Shipments missing any of the above-mentioned details will not be customs cleared and liable to customs fines.

All shipping instructions with above missing information will be rejected.

If you have any questions, please raise an ISR (Internal Service Request) to cm.import@maersk.com or cm.import@safmarine.com.

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