Trading across Borders in


Below is a detailed summary of the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Under the new methodology introduced this year, Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of procedures—documentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transport—within the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. In addition, the list of documents needed to trade internationally is provided below.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016.

Compare Cameroon to 189 other economies.

Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 18 : Cocoa and cocoa preparations HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Netherlands France
Border Douala port Douala port
Distance (km) 15 15
Domestic transport time (hours) 5 5
Domestic transport cost (USD) 283 283
Export documents
Commercial Invoice
Bill of lading
Packing list
Phytosanitary certificate
Certificate of origin
Sealing certificate ( Certificat d'empotage)
Export declaration
Import documents
Commercial Invoice
Packing list
Import declaration
Bill of lading
SGS certificate of conformity
Electronic cargo tracking note ( BESC)
Delivery order