The clearance of imported sugar

The accumulated rate of duties and taxes applicable to importation of sugar is 44, 48%. It is worth distinguishing sugar intended for regular use and that intended for the input of the industrial sector.

List of the price release

Tariffs and positionPrice release
Unrefined sugar (without flavoring or coloring agent) (Cane sugar red, granulated and brown)261.464 F CFA/ton (cane and brown sugar in cube )321.464 F CFA/ton (granulated and brown sugar beet)261.464 F CFA/ton (beet sugar brown in cube)321.464 F CFA/ton
Other categories
Sugar refined with flavor or coloring agent : caster, granulated or  crystallized (white granulated sugar)325.056 F CFA/ton others (white sugar in cube)385.059 F CFA/ton
caster, granulated or crystallized (white and granulated sugar)385.059 F CFA/ton (cube and white sugar)385.059 F CFA/ton


Notes : 

  • Cube sugar : the average price is fixed by adding 100f CFA/Kgthe CAF value of the crystallized sugar(FOB+fret+assurance)
  • Expected taxes and duties on imported sugar subjected to the TCI are settled on the imports calculated on the basis of the price release
  • The cumulated amount of fret and assurance should not be above 53, 13 F CFA per Kilogrammes.
  • The balancing out is not applicable on imported sugar for the customs economic regimes indicated by rules that organize them

Sugar used as industrial input 

This kind of sugar, used in the sweetshop, the cookies, drinks etc, is not subjected to the balancing out. It refers to sugar under tariff heading number and

His plate (or taxable basis) remains the CAF value.

The benefit from derogation to the TCI is subordinatedto a due certificate, delivered by the Secretary in charge of industrial matters during the customs’ clearance. It should be mentioned on this certificate following elements: sort of sugar, tariff and essential quantity for the manufacturing of finished products.

However, in order to inform about possible changing of a chosen destination, the owner is expected to make sure there is an obligation of marking.



GAINDE or the automatic management of customs information is a strategic platform of Senegalese customs, centered on the management of customs’ clearance. "GAINDE Integral" improves considerably the way of managing procedures. Thus people move from less paper topaperless or electronic processing,known as the dematerialization. This technological revolution in the customs’ Administration aims at great feats and better service for the public.


The ORBUS 2000 system is developed to make easier procedures of international trade by using electronic communication or exchanges. This allows interconnecting different stakeholders evolving in the international trade. The system is also based on technological infrastructure and a device of services.

The electronic payment of customs’ duties and assimilated taxes consists of giving to the economic operatorthe ability to pay the amount of customs’ duties from one’s work station, by charging an account opened in a commercial bank.