(Business in Cameroon) – On November 3, 2021, in Yaoundé, the French logistics group Bolloré Transport & Logistics (BTL), Cameroonian customs and Singaporean e-commerce company KiwiPay signed a memorandum of understanding to develop e-commerce in Cameroon and guarantee payment of customs duties on e-commerce products.
Concretely, within the framework of the memorandum, BTL will deal with customs duties and settle duties on goods imported by air or sea. This will facilitate import procedures and reduce the delivery time for goods sold through Kiwipay’s KiwiGo platform.
“This memorandum, which binds us for three years, is the result of the Customs-Business Forum, promoted by the World Customs Organization (WCO), and of the agreement signed in 2015 between Bolloré Transport & Logistics and the administration of customs. It thus offers the General Directorate of Customs the opportunity to participate in the development of electronic commerce in Cameroon, as well as improving the collection of customs duties generated by this type of trade.“said Fongod Edwin Nuvaga, the director general of customs.
“This partnership with KiwiPay Central Africa marks our desire to anticipate and meet the future challenges linked to the growth of e-commerce in Cameroon. Our innovative and scalable solutions are perfectly adapted to new customer needs and are implemented by teams perfectly prepared to bring their expertise to the competitiveness of the Cameroonian economy,», Comments Serge Agnero, new BTL director for the Gulf of Guinea region.
As a reminder, the KiwiGo application developed by KiwiPay offers users services such as grocery delivery, carpooling, food delivery, taxi, e-commerce, hotel service payments, international remittances, electronic wallet and other reservation services. It is more diversified than many e-commerce platforms present on the Cameroonian market.