On the sidelines of the World Conference on Transit at the headquarters of the World Customs Organization (WCO), the French group Bolloré Transports & Logistics and Cameroon customs signed a memorandum of understanding on improving competitiveness in this sector in Cameroon.
The Director General of Customs, Fongod Edwin Nuvaga, and Diop Mohamed Abdoulaye, Regional Director for the Gulf of Guinea of Bolloré Transports & Logistics, are committed to strengthening the partnership approach in tracking goods in transit by rail/road mode.
The overall objective of this memorandum of understanding is to optimize the handling of goods. More specifically, it aims to secure railway transit operations, reduce delays and costs, help set up customs transit zones in Douala, Edéa, Bélabo and Ngaoundéré. And finally, to improve the infrastructure and logistical supply of rail/road transit.
With a view to achieving these objectives, the Cameroonian customs administration has undertaken to set up the single rail/road transit pass, accelerate the dematerialisation of all transit procedures to the borders, Works the global bond and promotes the development of external stores and customs clearance areas. Not to mention the rationalization of customs procedures along the corridors.