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;Autorit des Port et des Zones Franches de Djibouti
'''Autorit des Port et des Zones Franches de Djibouti'''
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'''Ministry of Trade & Industry'''
BP 1846, Djibouti
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'''Ministry of Economy, Finance, Planning and Privatization'''
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B.P. 13, Djibouti.  

Latest revision as of 13:58, 23 May 2020


1.A trader starts by finding out what is required in order to be successful import goods to Djibouti. The trader is required to find out information about the importation procedure of Djibouti, what is required and the costs incurred. This information can be obtained by visiting the authorities responsible for controlling importation in the country. The trade can visit the customs department or ministry of trade to obtain such information;

2.Thereafter the applicant / trade prepares required documents. These differ basing on the type of goods being imported, therefore a must ensure that he thoroughly finds out the documents necessary for the goods being imported;

3.After obtaining the required document, the trader then proceeds with clearing goods at the customs department. This is usually done when goods arrive at the entry port. The importer declares goods by obtaining and filling an Import Declaration Form, and submitting it together with required documents to the customs authority at the entry port, the goods are crossed and verified against submitted documents and inspection is done if necessary.

4.When imports are verified, customs duties and taxes are assessed and the importer is required to clear all dues before customs release the goods;

5.The import must also clear imports at the port f entry. This is also done when goods arrive at the port and is usually done simultaneously with clearing at the customs department. When goods arrive, the import submits required documents to the port authority for verification. When goods are verified, the importer must clear any fees due to the port authority before goods are released;

6.After clearing with the customs and port authority, goods are released for transportation into the country;

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Required Documents[edit]

1.Identification documents of trader

2.Commercial invoice (from supplier)

3.Bill of lading

4.Terminal handling receipts / Gate pass

5.Delivery order

6.Certificate of origin

7.Import license

8.Packing list

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Ministrielle1er tage, BP1918 Djibouti

Telephone No.: (253) 21 32 52 02

Fax: (253) 21 35 59 82



Autorit des Port et des Zones Franches de Djibouti

B.P.197, Djibouti

Telephone No.: (+253) 21 35 90 70 / (+253) 21 35 64 42

Fax: (+253) 21 35 90 59



Ministry of Trade & Industry

BP 1846, Djibouti

Telephone No.: +253 351682

Ministry of Port and Maritime Affairs

BP 2107, Djibouti.

Telephone No.: +253 350105

Fax: +253 356187

Ministry of Economy, Finance, Planning and Privatization

B.P. 13, Djibouti.

Telephone No.: +253 353331/ + (253) 35 02 97

Fax: + (253) 35 65 01

Email: / / cabmefpp@intnet.d,


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A trader who meets all requirements for importation in to the country can import at any time.


Total fees incurred in the importation processes is approximately US$ 910 and is as detailed below:-

1.Preparing required documents US$ 320

2.Clearing goods at the customs department and technical control US$ 170

3.Handling goods at the ports and terminal US$ 270

4.Inland transportation and handling US$ 150


As long as trader has all the requirements for importing he / she continues importing goods into Djibouti.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It takes about eighteen (18) days for a trader to import to Djibouti successfully. The days are divided as below: -

1.Preparing required documents 11 days

2.Clearing goods at the customs department and technical control 2 days

3.Handling goods at the ports and terminal 3 days

4.Inland transportation and handling 2 days

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1.An applicant must be aware of restricted and prohibited imports;

2.Ensure that the goods being imports meet the required standard;

3.Ensure that nothing is omitted and no errors are made while making declarations;

4.An importer must be aware of the customs procedures, rules and regulations of the country;

5.An applicant must ensure that he / she meets all the requirements of the country of export;

6.An applicant must be aware of commodities that require him / her to an special import permits, certificates and authorization;

7.It is highly recommended that commodities not locally produced be imported to the country;

Required Information[edit]

1.Details of the importer;

2.Particulars of goods to be imported (type, name, quality and quantity)

3.CIF Value of goods

4.Manufacturer of the good to be imported

5.Country of export

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Need for the Document[edit]

To import goods is the process of entering goods in to a given country from foreign country. The process of importing goods in Djibouti is controlled by government through the countrys customs authority, Directeur des Douanes et des Droits Indirects.

Information which might help[edit]

Traders must take note of certain commodities are that are referred to as Non-Document and those referred to as Document. While transporting, the Non Document commodities must be accompanied by an invoice and, in some cases, additional customs documentation, whereas the Document commodities require only a Waybill to be completed.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

1.Through importation, the country earns revenue through taxation;

2.New and a variety of products are introduced on the local market;

3.Jobs are created in the country as new and variety of import companies are started;

4.International trade is promoted through importation;

5.Importation helps in the reduction of prices specific products that scarcely produced locally if the same can be imported;

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