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BESC is required for all shipments to Cameroon, Douala, Kribi, Limbe or any other port.
BESC certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Cameroon as the final destination. The BESC requirement was implemented by Cameroon Customs officials in 2006, obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Cameroon ports. Failing to present the BESC document at request will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine.
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According to the decree00557/MINT issued by the National Port Authority (NPA), effective from11th July 2006, all seaport entrances to Cameroon must apply for BESC certificate with the aim to trace goods entering the country.
GETCTN is the fastest agency of Cameroon Customs for issuing BESC certificate. The BESC Cameroon certificate is also called ECTN certificate or electronic CTN.
The aim of the CTN is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details.
BESC waiver for Cameroon can be issued with the following documents:
- Bill of Lading – a Draft copy can be used for the draft.
- Commercial Invoice – Incoterm, reference, and the date have to be mentioned.
- Freight Invoice – It has to be provided if the freight value is not mentioned on the commercial invoice.
- Import Declaration – Importer has to provide it. PR code and Tax payer’s ID of the importer is enough to proceed. (below details are required from this document)
- Tax Payers ID- starts with M
- PR number- starts with PR
- SGS number- start with SGS
You do not need to worry about filling in BESC application form or register to any account when you apply for Angola waiver certificate with us. After you submit the required documents using above form, our certificate issuing team in Dubai, India, New York or the Netherlands will issue your BESC number for your Douala bound consignment.
- According to Cameroon Customs regulations, all cargo shipped to the country requires a BESC certificate.
- BESC must be presented to the CNSC (Cameroon National Shippers Council) 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 Cameroon National Port officials.
We encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible! To get your BESC for Cameroon online, please submit your documents form on this page
The Cameroon 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)
- Per vehicle by RORO (wheeled)
- Per BL for the break bulk. ( Max 300 tonnes per BESC)
The CTN waiver must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). If you are using Cameroon for transit purposes, you are exempt from CTN in certain cases. Contact us to obtain Cameroon waiver certificate Today, inquire the BESC fees or find out if CTN is necessary for your export shipment. You may also contact us for your BESC Cameroon via contact number given on the Contact us page or via the application form on this below
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Frequently Asked Questions
Even if the SGS number is entered into the application, the number is not printed to the validated BESC certificate. This is not wrong or right, it is just the way Cameroon authorities have formatted the BESC. You can check the draft certificate if the right SGS number is entered.Get Pricing
A shipment going to Chad as a final destination in transit through Cameroon only need to get ECTN certificate for ChadGet Pricing
Yes, Even after validated, Cameroon BESC certificate can be corrected.Get Pricing
You need to get waiver document for Air shipment to Cameroon. But the application is filled only at arrival. This is the only kind of waiver which you can apply only at arrival.Get Pricing
Unless specifically required by your shipping line, the ECTN / BSC number for the subject country doesn’t need to be mentioned on the BL copy.Get Pricing
INSTRUCTIONS for Cameroon BESC certificate are as follows: ● ECTN (BESC) must be presented to the CNSC (Cameroon National Shippers Council) within 5 days after the departure and 5 days before the vessel arrives to the port. ● Shipping or arrival without BESC or false information in ECTN results in a fine of an amount that is equivalent to the cost of the BESC, plus the regularisation charge determined by CNSC. Click the link for more Information and to Apply for Cameroon BESCGet Pricing
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ref .BESC – C1701xxx in file I read 4 x 40 dv but in BL I read 3 x 40 ot + 1 x 40 dv … is it an issue ?Get Pricing
There is no OT container option on BESC system. Therefore, we can only mention as DV container.
Q: What is Import declaration for Cameroon?Get Pricing
A sample document can be found below. It may be acquired even before the container sails from the port of loading.
Q: Why I can not see DI number on draft BESC?
Even though we mention DI number in the BESC system it does not appear in the DRAFT document. So it is normal and will not cause any damage or penalties in the destination port. It is a bug of the Cameroon BESC system.
Q: What is PR number for Cameroon?
In French (Guichet Unique) is a port structure which received the agreement by one decree of the presidency to dematerialize all procedure. Therefore he put in place a single window and for all importations, the importer may create an account, receive a PR number who identified his transaction until the clearing goods. In order to establish BESC for Cameroon, PR number is compulsory. Because while creating the certificate we must link his file to ECTN to avoid any problem at Douala.
Q: Is it true that the PR (transaction ID) number and No Contribuable are only needed for import licenses opened after 15/12/2016, how can we know if it is new NIF numbers?
Yes, the import licenses opened after 15/12/2016 would have a PR number. You can see the date in the SGS declaration.
Q: What is the standard PR number for used vehicles?
At the moment we don’t require the standard PR number for used vehicles from the GUCE (Guichet Unique / single window ), so for that ECTN just create without PR number we will manage it later.
Q: Where have to clients to request the NIF and PR number
The Shippers may ask for the PR number to the importer in Cameroon. If the importer doesn’t have it, he can contact Email: [email protected], or call Tél : 00237 233437754 / 00237 2 33410254 /00237 2 33410312
Q: Importer has already issued the import declaration. However, the system automatically rejects the transaction ID. Why?
The importer should make sure he has submitted the Transaction Id in GUCE (Guichet Unique / Single Window). Because even if the import declaration is issued, the Transaction Id will not be accepted until the importer submit it in the platform for the ECTN system to recognize it.
What is Carte Contribuable for Cameroon?
The Taxpayer ID (Carte Contribuable) is a document that is available to all business owners in Cameroon who pay their taxes (employees or traders). It is valid for two years and is free when you file the following set of documents: photocopy of the national identity card, plan, certificate of location, and payslip. The importer has to share this document to get CTN for Cameroon.
In order to issue the BESC for Cameroon, we need you to forward the scanned copy of the following:Get Pricing
- Scanned copy of Bill of lading
- Commercial Invoice
- Freight Invoice copies (Freight invoice is mandatory if the freight value is not mentioned in the commercial invoice.)
- Import Declaration (below details are required from this document)
- Tax Payers ID- starts with M
- PR number- starts with PR
- SGS number- start with SGS
Note: You are only obliged to obtain a BESC certificate to Cameroon if it is your final destination. If you are using Cameroon for transit shipments you are exempt from the BESC waiver in certain cases.
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