Senegal - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation

Includes information on average tariff rates and types that U.S. firms should be aware of when exporting to the market.

Last published date: 2023-02-02

Importers are strongly encouraged to use the services of an accredited customs agency to avoid penalties.  The following documents are required for importing goods into Senegal: supplier’s commercial invoice and freight bill; certificate of origin issued by the Chamber of Commerce (or equivalent) of the country of origin; packing list (document listing all parcels and their characteristics); authorization to import goods subject to quota (if applicable); insurance certificate; preliminary declaration of import (DPI) on values higher than or equal to FCFA 1 000 000 (USD 2000).  This declaration must be domiciled in a local bank.

Additional documents may be required based on the type of import.  For further information about the customs clearance process, please consult