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Customs requirements of Equatorial guinea
Equatorial Guinea Customs Contacts
The Government of the Republic of Equatorila Guinea
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Equatorial Guinea is a country situated in Central Africa, bordered by Cameroon and Gabon, sharing maritime borders with Nigeria and São Tomé and Príncipe. Equatorial Guinea is a member of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States, Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC),World Trade Organization (observer) and other international organizations.
Equatorial Guinea is a member of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) and applies the customs duties based on the CEMAC common external tariff, which are ad valorem. The common external tariff is applied on the c.i.f. value of products.
There are 4 basic categories of taxable goods:
- basic necessities - 5%
- raw materials and equipment - 10%
- capital goods – 20%
- consumer goods - 30%.
Importers will also have to pay other fees and taxes such as the VAT tax, which is 19,25% for most products and 0% for exports or services. There is also a CEMAC community integration tax (TCI) of 1% and a community integration contribution (CCI) of 0.4%.
As a member of CEMAC, Equatorial Guinea follows the organization’s general standards.
Documents for import
- Bill of lading
- Cargo release order
- Commercial invoice
- Customs Import declaration
- Packing list
- Terminal handling receipts