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Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport is moving to digitize foreign trade operations

Posted the 04/01/2021 10:17


Thanks to a partnership between the Guichet unique des opérations du commerce extérieur (Guce), the public postal service Campost, the National Council of Chargers of Cameroon (CNCC) and the banker Société Générale Cameroon, the launch of e-Guce services at the Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport, located in the suburbs of the Cameroonian capital, took place on December 29, 2020.

According to the parties to the project, the purpose of this reform is to enable importers and exporters to carry out online formalities; to put in place an enhanced assistance scheme for economic operators; and to secure revenues from import-export operations at the Yaoundé-Nsimalen International Airport.

Concretely, thanks to the e-Guce now operational at Yaoundé-Nsimalen airport, importers and exporters active on this airport platform will be able to directly make payments of customs duties and taxes through the digital channels of Campost and YUP, the digital bank of Société Générale; obtain online the electronic cargo tracking slip (Besc); or launch the pre-clearance procedure (establishment of the import declaration, bank domiciliation, etc.).

In addition to the facilities it offers to economic operators, the e-Guce helps reduce the flow of people at the airport during this time of coronavirus pandemic; and contributes to securing State and partner revenues, reducing operation times, traceability and sharing of reliable information between stakeholders.

According to officials of the Guce, the launch of online foreign trade operations at the Yaoundé-Nsimalen airport is "in line with the policy of extending the Single Window to all Cameroonian borders, in accordance with the action plan of the project to implement the dematerialization of foreign trade procedures led by the Prime Minister's office".

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