Which Country Requires a BESC Certificate? | Ameo India Logistics

BESC Certificate is a must-have document for all shipments which are going to Benin, Republic of Congo, Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Cameroon. For these African country shipments, it is a must to have this certificate. It is also known as ECTN/BSC in general terms and was framed out of regulation in the year 2006 by the Benin & Cameroon Customs Officials. Failing to present the BESC document will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine. In the event wherein one fails to present the BESC document, there is a hefty fine which is involved along with some serious consequences.

Which Country Requires a BESC Certificate?

As per this law, every cargo that has been purchased from a foreign land and transported for commercial/business purposes needs a Loading Certificate called BESC. In case you are looking for any BESC Certificate Provider in India, you have landed at the right place. Ameo India Logistics is your go-to place for all such needs. Fast as well as safe, you can be sure to get the best services without any hassle.
List of documents needed for a BESC Certificate
  • Bill of Lading (Scanned copy)
  • Scanned copy of Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice –Needed only in case the freight cost isn’t listed on the commercial invoice.
  • Export Customs Declaration – All details to be the same on all documents
  • Packing List – Information has to be the same as the Commercial Invoice
  • Import Declaration- Only for Cameroon
These are the fixed documents that are needed generally but sometimes it may change depending on the invoices. Some West African countries are in need of these documents mainly for the sake of Bordereau de Suivi Cargaison Certificate.

Regulations to be adhered to  -

As per the norms of the Benin Customs regulations, all cargoes to Benin have to be supported with a BESC Certificate for Benin.

It is essential that the BESC certificate should be approved by an appointed agent at the origin country before the vessel is discharged in Benin. The important point here is to note that shipments that come without BESC or with any kind of misinformation on the BESC will have to pay a heavy fine which will be set by the Benin National Port Officials.

As per the norms of the Cameroon Customs regulations, all cargoes to Cameroon must be accompanied by a BESC certificate for Cameroon.
It is important that the BESC certificate needs to be validated at least five days; before the vessel arrives at the port. The important point here is to note that shipments that come without BESC or with any kind of misinformation on the BESC will have to pay a heavy fine which will be set by the Cameroon National Port Officials.

Also, it is mandatory to mention BESC number on BL.

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