Traveling out the Senegal

Senegalese products or products conditioned in Senegal do not pay duties and taxes when traveling out of Senegal. The same notice is applied to the re-exported products after their stay under suspensive regime, with or without opening.

Nevertheless, exported or reported goods by seaway are subjected to the COSEC taking (Conseil Sénégalais des Chargeur) 0, 20% of the free on board (FOB).

In any case, exported or re-exported goods must be declared. 

I- Obligation to declare

The same forms are applied to this obligation when coming in Senegal. Thus, the declaration of leaving can be verbal for touristic objects bought during the trip and the Senegalese products, when the type and weight of goods do not present any other trading intention.  

Concerning the exportation and re-exportation intended for trading, the owner is expected to present a written and detailed declaration matched with all the joined files.

Besides, when the FOB (free on board) value of goods to declare goes beyond two thousands FCFA, having recourse to an approved customs’ agent is compulsory, as in the importation case.

 

However, exporting the following products require some particular formalities:

  • Leathers and skins: their exportation requires the agreement of the Minister responsible of the Breeding;
  • Salt:  requires a certificate paper of iodine from the Secretary of Trade matters;
  • Gold:  requires the agreement of the Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • In a last point of this category, clauses of the CITES Convention on protected animal species are applied in Senegal

II- Means of payment

The resident going abroad can get in currency, up to competition of the against-value of two (2) billions FCFA. However, the traveler must present a written declaration when leaving the Senegalese customs’ area.

Beyond this amount, only other means of payment can be physically transported: it concerns travelers’cheques, vise cheques, credit cards, etc. In this case, other means of payment must be declared too in a written way, whatever the amount of the against-value.

Types of residentsDestinationsAllowancesForrmalities
WAEMU residentsWAEMUBills from the BCEAO (FCFA): UnlimitedNo formality
Free Zone The against-value of de 2.000.000 de FCA in bills other than the FCFAWritten declaration
Foreigner The against-value of 2.000.000 other than FCFA Above 2.000.000 FCFA, one must get means of payment such as :traveler’s cheques, vise cheques, credit card, etc.Written declaration
Non residents The against-value of 500.000 FCFA of the bills out of the free zone they get Means of payment based in abroad or in WAEMU currency and conceived with their name(traveler cheque, vise cheque) 

 

GAINDE

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.

Orbus

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.