Country Profile: Cameroon








UN trade profile (link)

Key government contacts Cameroon Revenue Authority (website)
Ministry of Trade (website)
Responsible to coordinate with donors:
Mr. Emmanuel Mbarga
Sous-Directeur des relations commerciales régionales et internationales – Point Focal OMC
Ministère du Commerce – Immeuble Rose
Telephone: +237 222 22 45 69
Fax: +237 222 23 90 29
AU REC memberships ECCAS
Main transport corridors -/-
Key private sector organisations N/A
WCO revised Kyoto ratification Yes, 2014 (Source: WCO)
National TF body Yes (Source: UNCTAD)
Gasper Neba Konneh
Inspecteur Principal des Douanes
BP 33035 Yaoundé
Telephone: +237 222 22 25 46
Fax: +237 222 20 37 71
Customs IT system N/A

WTO TFA notification and ratification

WTO needs assessment March 20-27, 2013 (WTO – CEMAC regional )
May 13-17, 2013 (WTO, Swiss)
June 16-20, 2014 (WTO, WCO, Benin)
Category Received Date Link
A No -/- -/-
B No -/- -/-
C No -/- -/-
Ratification No -/- -/-

TF indicators and resources

Logistics Performance Index – World Bank

The World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade, supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work. The LPI provides a comparative ranking and overall score based on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance is one of seven areas covered by the LPI.

LPI_Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance_Cameroon

Source: World Bank

Doing Business Report/Trading Across Borders Ranking – World Bank

The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level. The Trading across Borders indicators capture the documents, time and cost required for the logistical process of exporting and importing containerized goods by seaport, but they do not measure the cost of the sea transport or of tariffs or capture any aspects relating to international trade agreements.


Source: World Bank

Enabling Trade Index – World Economic Forum

The WEF’s Global Enabling Trade Report assesses the quality of institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to their destinations. At the core of the report, the Enabling Trade Index benchmarks the performance of 138 economies in four critical areas: market access, border administration, transport and communications infrastructure, and regulatory and business environment. The border administration component looks at the efficiency and transparency of border and customs administration based on 11 separate indicators.

ETI_Border Administration_Cameroon

Source: World Economic Forum

Customs Capability Index – Global Express Association/Frontier Economics

The Customs Capability Index (CCI) score represents those policy measures that are important for goods requiring immediate release. A country with a score of 10 therefore has implemented all of the measures that facilitate shipments of express items whereas a country with a low score has only implemented a small number of measures.  (Source: Global Express Association/Frontier Economics)

Cameroon’s CCI score: 5

Trade Facilitation Indicators – OECD

The OECD trade facilitation indicators cover the full spectrum of border procedures, from advance rulings to transit guarantees, for 133 countries across income levels, geographical regions and development stages. Estimates based on the indicators provide a basis for governments to prioritise trade facilitation actions and mobilise technical assistance and capacity-building efforts for developing countries in a more targeted way.

See the Cameroon TF profile (2014).