New Delhi, 22 February 1968
The Government of India and the Government of the Federal Republic of the Cameroon,
ANIMATED by the desire to develop and strengthen the trade between the two countries, in order ot promote closer economic relations,
HAVE agreed as follows :
The two Contracting Parties shall accord to the commerce of each other, treatment no less favourable than that accorded to the commerce
of any third country.
This provision shall, not, however, apply to the grant or continuance of any :
(a) advantages accorded by either of the Contracting Parties to neighbouring countries;
(b) advantages resulting from other Customs and Economic Union or Free Trade area to which either of the Contracting Parties is or
may become a party;
(c) preferences and advantages accorded by India and Cameroon to any third country and existing on the date of this Agreement, or
in replacement thereof;
(d) advantages accorded by virtue of a multilateral economic agreement designed to liberalise conditions of international commerce;
(e) any advantages or preferences accorded under any scheme for expansion of trade and economic cooperation amongst developing countries
which is open for participation by all developing countries and to which either Government is or may become a party.
Subject to their respective import, export, foreign exchange and other regulations, the two Contracting Parties shall encourage trade
between the two countries in all possible ways. The products available for export from the two countries are contained in Schedules
“A” and “B” attached to the present Agreement.
Nothing in this Agreement shall preclude trade in goods and commodities not mentioned in the said Schedule.
All payments for current transactions under this Agreement shall be effected in convertible currency.
The two Contracting Parties agree to grant each other, subject to their respective laws and regulations in force, reasonable facilities
for holding trade fairs and exhibitions in their respective territories.
Nationals of either Contracting Party shall be permitted to enter, sojourn, travel or reside in the territory of the other party for
the purpose of promoting trade between the two countries, provided that the enjoyment of the above rights shall be subject to the
letters, laws and regulations which are generally applicable to all foreigners.
The two Contracting Parties undertake to cooperate for mutual benefit, with a view to strengthening economic relations between the
two countries, and to facilitating the exchange and application of scientific and technical knowledge in the commercial field particularly
by affording opportunities for technical training and assistance wherever possible.
Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 1(a), (b), (c), (d) and (e), the merchant ships and sailing vessels belonging to either
of the two Contracting Parties, together with their cargoes, shall enjoy, in respect of all matters, relating to navigation, access
to the ports open to foreign trade, use of ports and harbour facilities, a treatment no less favourable than the treatment accorded
to ships of any other foreign country, except that any concessions accorded to ships engaged in the coastal trade of either Party
shall not be available under this Article to the other Party.
The representatives of the two Contracting Parties shall meet at least once a year at the request of either Party in a joint Committee
to review the implementation of this Agreement and to ensure proper fulfilment of its provisions.
This Agreement shall come into force on the date of the exchange of the instruments of ratification and shall be valid for one year.
It shall thereafter be extended by tacit consent, unless it is modified or rescinded on giving three month’s notice in writing by
IN WITNESS THEREOF, the undersigned, duly authorised thereto, have signed the Agreement in two original copies in English and in French.
In case of doubt, the English text shall prevail.
DONE at New Delhi this 22nd day of February 1968.
For the Government of India
For the Government of the
Federal Republic of the
LIST OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT FROM INDIA
Knitted garments (woollen, cotton and rayon)
Silk, art silk and rayon fabrics, cotton twist and yarn
Other cotton, woollen silk and cotton manufactures
2. Food and beverages
Spices, including pepper, provisions and oilman’s stores
Preserved fruits, juices, pickles and chutneys
3. Agricultural products
Hydrogenated oils, i.e.’Vanaspati’ or Ghee;
4. Chemical products and soaps
Chemicals and chemical preparations
Drugs and Medicines
Sera and vaccines
Paints, pigments and varnishes
Soap, toilet requisites and perfumery.
5. Engineering goods
Mechanical equipment and apparatus
Pumps driven by diesel engines and electric motor
Sewing machines and spare
Textile machinery such as carding machinery and weaving machines
Hand tools and small tools
Small river crafts
Sugarcane crushing machinery
Rice and flour milling machinery
Automobile and their parts and spare parts
6. Electrical goods
Electrical appliances and accessories such as conduit pipes
switches, bells, holders, cut-out, etc
Transmission lines towers
Electric bulbs and tubes
Generators, portable and fixed
Electric fans and their parts
Batteries (dry and wet)
Electric torch lights
Telephone apparatus and equipment
Ebonite sheets, rods and tubes
Cables and wires
Other electrical equipment and apparatus
7. Household and Building Requirements
Utensils including stainless steel ware
Household electric appliances such as cooking heaters
electric irons, toasters, kettles, etc
Household electrical fittings and fixtures
G I Pipes and fittings
Manhole covers and plats
Iron and steel buckets
Incandescent oil pressure lamps
Safes strong boxes and room fittings
Lucks and padlocks
Bolts, nuts, screws and hinges, etc
Steel furniture and hospital appliances
Scientific instruments of all types
Surgical and medical instruments
9. Rubber Manufactures
Types and tubes
Other rubber manufactures.
10. Leather manufactures including artificial leather goods
11. Handicrafts and cottage industry products
12. Miscellaneous, such as
Dyeing and tanning substances
Lac and shellac
Mysobolan and Myrobolan extracts
Glass and glassware including tableware, glass bottles and bangles
Books and printed matter
Sports and travel goods
Tents, Tarpaulin and Canvas
Artificial porcelain teeth
Writing and printing inks
Fountain pens and pencils
Cigar and cigarettes
And such other items as may become available for export from time to time.
LIST OF PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT FROM CAMEROON
I. Basic products
Marble, block quarried or sculpted
Basic materials for the manufacture of medicines such as quinine (cinchona) stropharitus.
Minerals such as : Tungsten and tin.
Cotton knitted goods
Cotton thread and yarn
Other manufactured cotton goods
Hand woven fabrics
Manufacture jute articles
III. Foodstuffs and Beverages
Spaces including pepper, all kinds, of food grains and edible oils
Green, roasted or ground coffee
Fruit juices, preserves, pickles and chutneys
Confectionery and biscuits
IV Agricultural products
Seeds and oilcakes
Vegetable oils and oilseeds
V Chemical Products and Soaps
Toilet goods perfumes
VI Products from Mechanical Industries
Radios and electronic instruments
Sheets - Aluminium
Wood articles, plywood
Wooden furniture,metal furniture
Cycles and cycle parts
VII Electric material and Appliances
VIII Household equipment and Construction Material
Utensils including aluminium and plastic materials
Bolts and locks
Screws, rivets, nails and hinges
X Manufactured Leather goods, including Artificial leather goods
XI Handicrafts and Cottage Industries
XII Coconut fibre and coconut fibre (Coir) products
XIII Other items
Dyestuffs and dyes for tanning
Lacs and Shellac, tents and canvas, cement, shoes, cigars and
and such other articles available for export from time to time.