Launching Ceremony for Phase 1 of CAMCIS system in Cameroon

2020-06-05 13:10

On June 5, 2020, Yaoundé, in the capital of Cameroon, the official opening ceremony was held for phase 1 of Cameroon's electronic customs system. From the DR Center, the Minister Louis Paul Motazé of the Ministry of Finance presented the new customs information system called CAMCIS (Cameroon Customs Information System) together with the presence of the Director General of the Customs of Cameroon Edwin Fongod, Representative of CAMPASS Thoraya Hijazi, Ambassador from Korea in Cameroon Bok-Ryeol Rhyou and other guests.

The Minister has expressed great expectations about the system, which will be the means that will improve Cameroon's business environment to achieve the goal set for the year 2035 and generate constant benefits for the private sector. The CAMCIS system, developed by CUPIA based on UNI-PASS, the Customs system of the Republic of Korea, was promoted as a PPP project signed on September 4, 2015, between the Government of Cameroon and the CAMPASS company, and has had continued support from the Government of the Republic of Korea, and especially the Korea Customs Service.

The CAMCIS system began its operation from October 1, 2019 in a gradual manner and as of April 6, 2020, it began operation at Douala port. User fears about the new system have been overcome by experiencing the comforts and ease of access provided by the system. In addition, to achieve the exceptional procedures, the presence of the customer service center was open 24 hours. As a result, in the third week of the opening of the system, the collection of tariffs increased almost 13 times compared to the first week.

Taking into account the first results of the CAMCIS system, it is anticipated that the system will contribute great contributions to the economy of Cameroon by generating a high-class business environment, which will lead to the strengthening of national competitiveness.