Postal Services Law
There are over 110 licensed actors in the logistics (postal services) industry in Cameroon, which essentially involves the shipping & transportation of things (postal parcels, packages) from one place to another for customers and corporations. Postal services involve international & domestic mailing services, express deliveries, freight forwarding, warehousing, supply chain, etc, through the use of various transport avenues such as air, rail, road, and sea, and money transfer. It is an activity which cannot be carried out in Cameroon without a prior state permit which takes the form of a concession, a license, or a declaration (notification). The advent and ubiquity of technology is forcing operators in the postal services industry to embrace innovation and become digital service providers as well.
For many business experts, logistics services do not only constitute the backbone of several sectors, but also englobe many industries, including transportation services, distribution, packaging, warehousing, etc. For example, the agricultural and manufacturing sectors need logistics services to take products to the market and several intermediaries intervene along the supply chain, including, clearing agents, and truckers.