Senegal

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Import regulations and customs duties  - Distribution - Transportation of goods - Standards - Patents and brands


Import regulations and customs duties

Regulations

 


Customs duties
The custom duties are imposed on imported or exported goods. It is especially the imports which are taxed and these are small taxes levied on exports in general. The tax rate applied to most of the products is 10%. However, luxury products are subjected to 50% excise duty. Moreover, there is a 0.5% tax on all imported products which are not originating in a country which is a member of UEMOA.

 

 

 


Transportation of goods


By sea
The main Senegalese port is Dakar..




Standards

The Senegalese norms are generally derived from the French norms. Senegal is a member of OAMPI (African and Malgache office of industrial property). It is also a member of the Paris convention relating to intellectual protection as well as the international organisation of intellectual property.



Patents and brands

The trade marks, patents, and copyrites are protected within the framework of OAMPI.

Texts currently applying to patents/brands

  Text Date entered into law Period of validity Comment
Patent Agreement Revising the Bangui Agreement of March 2, 1977, on the Creation of an African Intellectual Property Organization, February 24, 1999 : 20 years :
Trademark Agreement Revising the Bangui Agreement of March 2, 1977, on the Creation of an African Intellectual Property Organization, February 24, 1999 : 10 years, renewable for further 10-year periods :
Design Agreement Revising the Bangui Agreement of March 2, 1977, on the Creation of an African Intellectual Property Organization, February 24, 1999 : 5 years, renewable for two further 5-year periods :



 

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