(Business in Cameroon) - Fongod Edwin Nuvaga (photo), the Managing Director of Cameroonian customs, signed December 5 two memos suspending a total of 59 companies from customs duty.
“The administration and users are informed that as of the date of this memorandum, the following companies are suspended from all customs activities for non-payment of duties, customs taxes and default interest owed to the public treasury,” Mr. Fongod wrote.
Are listed major companies such as the cement manufacturer Medcem, the oil company Perenco Rio del Rey, the construction specialist Sogea Satom SAS, the brewer BVS SAS, the company Buns, Health and Hygiene Cameroon (Hysacam), SARL Green Oil, Maersk Cameroon, Sugar Company of Cameroon (Sosucam, subsidiary of Somdiaa), Global Petroleum, the state printer, Egis Cameroon, Cameroon Oil Company, Northwave Sarl, etc.
These decisions by the customs administration follow a joint communiqué signed November 4 by the Customs MD and the Taxation MD, Modeste Mopa Fatoing. On that date, the two officials publicly announced the entry into force of a new procedure for the recovery of tax debts from customs collectors.
To this end, Mr. Fongod and Mr. Mopa invited importers who were in debt to regularize their situation and avoid any inconvenience when importing their goods. Both MDs have now moved on to the repressive phase.