Importers must secure formal import authorization (Demande Descriptive d’Importation – DDI) from the Ministry of Commerce if their imports exceed 12 million GNF (approximately USD 1,250).
Corruption remains a significant obstacle in the customs clearance process. To streamline foreign trade procedures, Guinea launched the Guichet Unique du Commerce Exterieur, an online one-stop-shop portal, in September 2019. This platform digitizes commercial transaction management, simplifies customs declaration submissions, and facilitates the issuance of certifications and import/export authorizations.
Despite these challenges, as Guinea’s economy expands, there is a growing demand for various technology products and services.
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