Moving to Central African Republic

Moving to Central African Republic

Ports: Douala (Cameroon – 1600 KM of dirt roads). Transit time from Douala to Bangui: 10 days in dry season, 1 month during rainy season (May to October). Consequently, almost all removals are done by air.

Prohibited: Narcotics, Explosives, Pornographic

ContNo TC 40′ can be loaded on the road Douala – Bangui.

Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Required Documents:  Detailed inventory with nature, number and size of bottles.

Customs Regulations: Importer has to pay full duties and taxes (i.e., 67.5% on alcohol and 77.5% on tobacco).

Clearance: 5 to 7 days. Customer presence is not required for clearance.

Remarks:

Diplomatic Removals

Required Documents:  (1) Mission order from the Embassy or the Consulate, approved by local authorities (2) Diplomatic passport (3) Detailed inventory in French

Customs Regulations: Duty-free entry for foreign diplomats. Central African diplomats who return to CAR are considered as normal citizens.

Clearance: 2 to 3 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

Remarks: Customs authorities reserve the right to make a visitation of the goods before delivery.

Firearms and Weapons

Required Documents:  (1) Certificate of registration (2) Valid passport (3) Proof of ownership (4) Certificate of temporary admission (F4 form) delivered by custom authorities upon arrival.

Customs Regulations: Duty free with the F4 form.

Clearance: 3-5 days. Guns have to be packed in accessible locations, as the custom authorities will make a survey of it.

Remarks:

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  (1) Valid passport (2) Mission order of employer (3) Inventory in French (4) Declaration signed by customer that goods are for personal use.

Customs Regulations: Used HHG’s are duty-free if they have been in the owner’s possession and used for six months and are not for resale.

Clearance3-5 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

RemarksCustom authorities reserve the right to make a visitation of the goods before delivery.

New Furniture

Required Documents:  (1) Invoice with detailed price of each item.

Customs Regulations: Items purchased within 6 months are subject to custom duties and TCA (local VAT).

Clearance: 7-10 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

Remarks:

Pets and Animals

Required Documents:  Health certificate and proof of anti-rabies inoculation.

Customs Regulations:

Clearance2-3 days. Customer’s presence is not required for clearance.

RemarksParrots coming from Central and South American are not allowed.

Vehicles

Required Documents:  (1) Car papers (2) Proof of ownership (3) Original purchase invoice (4) F4 form delivered by custom authorities upon arrival

Customs Regulations: 47.5 on CIF value for tourism vehicles. 77.5% on CIF value for high value vehicles. Duty free for temporary admission.

Clearance10 days.

Remarks:

Please note:
The information on this page is intended as a guide and NOT as a complete or definitive resource.
The information on this page should not be used as an authoritative reference.