Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods

Senegal

Import Tariffs
Documentation/Procedures
Restrictions
Standards
Labeling
Market Information

Last updated on 05/02/2011

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-4058 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**


Import Tariffs - Senegal
Senegal applies a common external tariff (CET) together with other countries belonging to the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU - l'UEMOA in French) - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, and Togo. The CET establishes four categories of products on which tariffs are zero, five, 10, and 20 percent.

Senegal (WAEMU): Ad valorem tariffs on Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods

HS Chapter/Subheading
Tariff Rate Range (%)
Yarn
-silk
5003-5006
5 - 20
-wool
5105-5110
5 - 20
-cotton
5204-5207
5 - 10
-other vegetable fiber
5306-5308
10
-man-made fiber
5401-5406/5501-5511
5 - 10
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Woven Fabric
-silk
5007
20
-wool
5111-5113
20
-cotton
5208-5212
10 - 35
-other vegetable fiber
5309-5311
10 - 20
-man-made fiber
5407-5408/5512-5516
10 - 20
........................
Knit Fabric
60
20
........................
Non Woven Fabric
5603
20
........................
Industrial Fabric
59
10 - 20
........................
Apparel
61-62
20
........................
Home Furnishings
including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc.
63
20*
........................
Carpet

Footwear

Travel Goods
57

64

4202
20

10 - 20

10 - 20

* Mosquito nets (HS 6304.91.00.10) - 0% duty; Life jackets and life belts (HS 6307.20.00.00) - 5% duty.

For more detailed tariff information, see the Current Situation of Schedules of Members on the World Trade Organization website or the Investir en Zone Franc (IZF)/l'UEMOA website- Hold cursor over “ESPACE GENERAL”, Under “TARIFS DOUANIERS” click on “Les tarifs douaniers en Afrique de l'Ouest” (UEMOA), scroll down to and click on the relevant chapter range at mid-page. Use the “DD” column.

Additional Import Taxes and Fees--There is a 15-20 percent VAT (value added tax) applied on the c.i.f. (cost, insurance and freight) value plus duty and other taxes. There is a one percent statistics tax and a 0.5 percent Community Solidarity Levy applied on the c.i.f. value.

Samples/Temporary Entry--Senegal accepts ATA Carnets for commercial samples, exhibitions and fairs, and professional equipment.

ATA Carnet--An ATA Carnet or "Merchandise Passport" is a document that facilitates the temporary importation of products into foreign countries by eliminating tariffs and other import taxes or charges normally required at the time of importation. For more information or to apply for an ATA Carnet, see the United States Council for International Business website.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Senegal)

No specific information is available.

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:
Direction générale des Douanes - Director General of Custom

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the Export.gov webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the export.gov website.

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Import Restrictions (Senegal)
No information is currently available on any bans, quotas, or other restrictions.

Local standards organization and other resources:
No information is currently available.

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.


Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)


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Labeling - Senegal

No specific information is available.

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Market Information - Senegal


No specific information is available.



U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:
OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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