Republic of Cameroon


Presidential Democracy




20.5 millions (2013)

Official languages:   

French, English

Head of state:

Paul Biya


US-$ 24 billions (2011)

Per capita:

US-$ 1,147 (2011)

Growth forecast 2013:

- 0.2 % real

Balance of trade:

US-$ - 0.5 billions (2012)


Central African CFA Franc / XAF

(Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Germany)

Legal System

The Cameroonian legal system is mainly based on the French civil law but has several Common law and customary law influences. The judiciary’s superior courts are the Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the High Court of Justice judging high-ranking members of the government.

Information for European contracting parties

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the

International Sale of Goods (CISG)


not signed

Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement

of Foreign Arbitral Awards


entry into force 1988

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes

between States and Nationals of Other States


entry into force 1967

Particular information for Germany

Agreement about the protection of investment


entry into force 1962

Double tax convention 




For additional information:

Official information by the government of Cameroon



updated 08.2013

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