Policies & Procedures for Djibouti


Import policy


Djibouti’s economy is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location and status as a free trade zone in the Horn of Africa. Imports in Djibouti increased to 142795 DJF Million in 2014 from 127861 DJF Million in 2013. Imports in Djibouti averaged 62953.15 DJF Million from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all-time high of 142795 DJF Million in 2014 and a record low of 30600 DJF Million in 1996. Djibouti main imports are: fuel, food and machinery. Main import partners are: Saudi Arabia (18 per cent of total imports), China (16 per cent), India (15 per cent), Indonesia, Malaysia and the United States. Our company provides a common platform for both agents and the customers that make’s trade even more easily.
Following mentioned are the import procedure followed in Djibouti:-

  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; 

Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-
Wiki Procedure
Trading Accross Borders
Customs Information


Export policy


The agricultural and industrial sector of Djibouti contributes to its Economy.Exports in Djibouti increased to 22955 DJF Million in 2014 from 21260 DJF Million in 2013. Exports in Djibouti averaged 10355.30 DJF Million from 1995 until 2014, reaching an all-time high of 22955 DJF Million in 2014 and a record low of 4886 DJF Million in 1999.Djibouti’s economy relies on re-exports of hides, salt, coffee, beans and cereals. Main export partner is Somalia (74 per cent of total exports) followed by Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Our company provides great service and a transparent platform to make trade operations even easier and accessible.
Following mentioned are the export procedure followed in Djibouti:-

  1. A trader starts by finding out what is required in order to be a successful export. In this case, the trader visits the ministry responsible for trader to obtain information about the documents required, where to get them from and the fees attached to the documents required; and in addition visit the customs department to find out about the procedure of exporting goods from the country;
  2. When the required information is obtained, the trader (applicant) goes ahead to prepare the documents required for exportation processes. In this case the trade must obtain export permits, certificates and authorization documents where required and any other required documents basing on the commodities to be exported from the country;
  3. When all required documents are obtained, the trader goes ahead with clearing goods at the customs department. In this case, the exporter declares exports to the customs authority by obtaining and filling the Export Declaration Form, and thereafter submitting the filled form together with required documents to the authority;
  4. When the submitted documents are received, the customs officer, inspect and verify exports against the submitted documents;
  5. After verification the exporter is required to clearance any attached duties and thereafter proceed with clearing goods at the port of exit. At this stage, the trader declares goods to the port authority where they are still inspected and verified;
  6. After exports have been cleared, the exporter can then transport goods to the destined import country;

Refer the following mentioned link for further information:-
Wiki Procedure
Embassy Guidelines
Trading Accross Borders


Disclaimer: Policies and procedures for all export, Import have been extracted from various internet resources and published policies by the respective governments. Logimart.com is not responsible for any change or alteration in the above written policies and procedures.

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