Senegal - Country Commercial Guide
Customs Regulations

Includes customs regulations and contact information for this country’s customs office.

Last published date: 2019-10-13

Senegal is a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) as well as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).  Through these organizations, Senegal has adopted broad economic, import, customs, tariffs, and export regulations. Please refer to the WTO Trade Policy Review of the West African Economic and Monetary Union and its Annex 7, specifically on Senegalese policies in Part 8 of the Trade Policy Review Document. The Senegalese Customs website also includes pertinent information for importing and exporting.  

Senegal abides by the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) with a special import tax (TCI) on selected food products whose prices drop below a certain threshold.  Import duties and customs fees are one of the GOS’s main sources of revenue.   The GOS has contracted with Swiss-based Cotecna for Senegal’s pre-shipment inspection (PSI).   PSI applies to all imported goods valued at three million CFAF ($6,000) and higher.  The Cotecna-approved value of such goods constitutes the basis for customs valuation.  U.S. exporters are urged to contact Cotecna’s U.S. office at www.cotecna.com to obtain the list of goods exempted from PSI.