Export to Sudan:

The import of consumer goods and products locally manufactured in Sudan are prohibited. The full list of these products is available at the department of trade and industry.

The negative list includes; sugar, cars and other products prohibited for religious, health and national security reasons.

Import documentary requirements are as follows:

Commercial invoice: Two commercial invoices are required bearing the names and addresses of the supplier, the buyer, the numbers and marks of packages, quantity and gross weight or measurement of packages, in metric units; net weight or measure; the nature and quality of the content, discounts, commission, or deduction; and the importer’s cost at the place of purchase. The exporter, shipper, or agent acting for the exporter must certify originals and copies to be true and correct;

Certificate of origin: the certificate of origin is not required unless requested by the importer or the letter of credit. In this case two copies must be produced and certified by a recognised chamber of commerce;

Packing list: it is not necessary if the commercial invoice contains all the required information.

Bill of lading: The bills of lading are required for each separate consignment. They must indicate the name of the vessel, the port of loading, the name and address of the consignee, the name of the shipper, port of destination, and a description of the contents and the date and signature of the carrier’s official. The above mentioned information must correspond to those indicated on the invoices and packages. The airway bill replaces the bill of lading on cargo shipments.

Pro forma invoice: It is required by the importer for almost all goods in order to obtain approval of import application and it must contain the description of goods, the name of the supplier, port of entry price, terms of payment and delivery, and other relevant information.

HALAL Certificate: For all meat products (for more details about HALAL Certification visit HALAL section of the Irish Islamic Chamber of Commerce Website).

Other formalities and documents:

Importers must obtain specific licenses from the Ministry of Commerce, Co-operation and finance for all goods.

Bona Fide trade samples of no commercial value may be admitted duty-free, tobacco or alcoholic liquid not included. A duty reduction of 30% is allowed for the imports of advertising matter if they are not intended for sale and the imports of magazines, books, and other printed matter do not require licensing, but remittances for such imports are subject to exchange control approval.

Sudanese insurance companies must cover all shipments to Sudan.

Labelling and marking: all goods and containers should be labelled and marked clearly to facilitate arrival of the shipment and identification of the items listed. All textiles must be folded indicating the length and width of each item. The marks of the consignee with port marks must be inscribed on numbered containers. All marks and numbers must be shown on all shipping documents.

Packing: it is recommended to pack goods securely to protect them against rough handling and pilferage.