Benin BESC2019-06-28T07:10:33+00:00

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BENIN BESC Certificate

We are the fastest and most reliable organization to provide BESC for Benin.

BESC certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Benin as the final destination. The BESC requirement was implemented by Benin Customs officials in 2006, obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Benin shores. Failing to present valid BESC document at request will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine. We can provide this certification Onlinewithin 24 hours if you submit the necessary documents listed below.

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According to Benin Custom regulations numbered N°2006/060 and N° 038/MDCTTPU-PR/ DC/ SG/ CTTM/ CNCB/ SA, effective from December 28, 2006, all sea cargo shipped to Benin requires an BESC certificate.

Benin BESC must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). GETCTN is the fastest agency of Benin Customs acting to assist exporters obtaining BESC certificate. The BESC Benin certificate is also called CTN certificate or electronic CTN.

The aim of the BESC is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details. Apply now to get your BESC certificate Today.


BESC waiver for Benin can be issued with the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading – a Draft copy can be used for BESC issuance.
  • Commercial Invoice – Incoterm, reference, and the date have to be mentioned. Use the link to create your own Invoice for shipment of Personal Effect
  • Freight Invoice – If not mentioned on Commercial Invoice
  • Export Customs Declaration – Details have to be the same across all documents if it is not Cross-trade.
  • Packing List – Details have to be same as the Commercial Invoice

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You do not need to worry about filling in BESC application form or register to any account when you apply for Sierra Leone waiver certificate with GetCTN. After you share the required documents, our certificate issuing team in Dubai, India, New York or the Netherlands will issue your BESC number for your Cotonou bound consignment.


  • According to Benin Customs regulations, the authorized person must apply for the certificate cargo from the assigned agent.
  • The authorized person must validate the BESC at the latest  5 days before the vessel arrives at the destination.
  • Shipment arriving without BESC or false information in the BESC results in a fine of an amount that is twice of the cost of the BESC, plus the regulation charge determined by Benin National Port officials.

We encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible! To get your BESC for Benin online, please submit your request by clicking the below button.

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The Benin BESC certificate is mandatory for each of the following:

  • Per BL for containers (Maximum 10 Teus per BESC i.e. 10 x 20′ container or 5 x 40′ container)
  • Each vehicle by RORO (wheeled)
  • Per BL for the break bulk. ( Max 300 tonnes per BESC)

If you are using Benin for transit purposes, you are exempt from BESC in certain cases. Contact us to obtain Benin BESC certificate Today, inquire the BESC fees or find out if BESC is necessary for your export shipment. You may also contact us for your BESC Benin via contact number given on the Contact us page or via the quick form below.

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We serve globally, and to make sure our clients from United States get the best results, we have a dedicated team for them. Just email United [email protected] to reach our team and get your CTN certificate!

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Exporters & Freight Forwarders are saying…

Mishri Limbu Customer

I was given the responsibility of looking after logistics of a substantial, 500 container project that had to be shipped from India to Burkina Faso in an around 6-month timeframe for building cement grinding plant. Initially, I knew nothing about ECTN certificate. Given the volume and the risk of the project, I was allocated a full week for ECTN research. Finding has led to the successful accomplishment of my groundwork within several minutes. Now the whole project is completed and I want to thank the Getctn team for their patient support over the past 6 months.

Mishri Limbu

As a group of industrial engineering students we had crowd funded project to build water sources in several parts of African continent. In order to ship necessary materials and recourses waiver certificates were mandatory. We are more than grateful for GetCTN timely service which in a way was also cheaper than others.

Michael Weils, Southampton University
Óliver-Moya-Freixa-Customer consistently delivers excellently timed certificates. We have enjoyed working with them for the past several months obtaining Benin BESC and Liberia CTN certificates. If we are unclear with procedures of applying for CTN document for a new country, the getctn team member explains it over a phone call. Now we consider them a strategic business partner and plan to work many more years.

Óliver Moya Freixa

On September 2017 my containers to Libreville got blocked at the port because I didn’t have BIETC certificate. GetCTN team led by Kyle was very helpful in advising me how to avoid paying huge sums of money. I can say that GetCTN has saved me €30000.

Jagan Mohan, Shipwaves

Using as our waiver provider has actually increased our client’s satisfaction and saved money in terms of unnecessary bank charges. We used to get certificate all over the place and had to pay bank charges for each certificate. Now we get all our CTN certificates from Getctn for all of the 7 countries we export to. We make credit once a month and they deduct the certificate cost each time they validate one for us. Supper fast and economical, not to mention the convenience of getting all your certificates from one place.

Tobias H., Your Content Goes Here

I am start-up cargo shipment founder in China. I often request validating certificate to Africa from Kyle is always very helpful

Na Wang

Tom is an expert not only in Cargo Tracking Note but also in the whole international logistics sector. At the very first conversation with him, you realize that he has been in this business for many years. His knowledge, his advice has truly contributed to the growth of my freight forwarding business.

Olivia Xian

Before I came across, I submitted applications to many agents claiming to be issuing Angola CNCA document. I got only 2 replies. First, within 3 minutes, explaining the details of how to apply and what documents required. The speed that Kyle and his team operates at is just outstanding. Just check it yourself. Submit your interest for waiver certificate and get your answer in 5 min.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to obtain waiver certificate, for Nigeria in transit via Benin2019-03-20T20:07:17+00:00

If you are using Benin as a transit point for Nigeria, you do need to get BESC certificate for Benin. Your goods could not be cleared at any port without BESC certification.

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Do I need to get BSC if shipment is in transit through Benin to Niger?2019-03-20T20:08:08+00:00

A shipment to Niger in transit through Benin need to get two separate certificates, Benin BESC and Niger BSC certificate.

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Is it mandatory to mention Benin BESC number on Bill of Lading?2019-03-20T20:08:25+00:00

No. Benin BESC certificate number is not required to show on the Bill of Lading.

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Benin BESC regulations2019-03-20T20:32:24+00:00

To the attention of all shippers, freight forwarders, economic actors: It has been brought to our attention that authorities are discontent with Benin BESC validations in Port Autonome de Cotonou, with extra charges of 50.000 FCFA. This attitude is against the rules and regulations. Please be reminded that all ECTN must be issued and validated at the port of loading.

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INSTRUCTIONS for Benin BESC certificate are as follows: ● The BESC waiver certificate must be requested by the Charger BEFORE loading of cargo. ● All BESC must be validated NO LATER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER voyage departed. ● Failing to submit the BSC certificate, cargo cannot get custom clearance and returned  back to the origin ● If the Transporter loads a cargo towards Benin without a draft BIETC reference number, he will receive penalty of 100% of the Freight manifest value for not complying to the Benin law Click the link for more Information and to Apply for Benin BESC

Benin BESC regulations

Benin BESC regulations


What is BESC?2019-03-20T20:52:23+00:00

BESC stands for Bordereau Électronique de Suivi de Cargaisonis and it is a waiver document that is required at the certain African ports. This particular document is mandatory for shipments that go to Cameroon and Benin.

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Benin BESC necessary documents2019-03-21T06:52:59+00:00

In order to issue the Benin BESC certificate, we need you to forward the following documents:

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Note: You are only obliged to obtain BESC certificate to Benin if it is your final destination. If you are using Benin port for transit shipments you are exempt from ECTN waiver in certain cases.

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