Authorities of all African countries that require BSC for commercial imports, also oblige ex-pats and government officials for BSC for personal belongings when the value of the consignment is higher or equal to €100.

Only occasional non-commercial nature operations exempt BSC :
• Travelers
• Parcel posts
• Express freight for documents and/or samples
• Express freight for forwarding of a FOB value less than €100
• Forwarding and supplying for diplomatic missions
• Diplomatic bags

However, the following commodities/ Organisations, require BSC:

• Removals
• Magazines
• Importations for NGOs
• Religious organizations
• Associations, whatever their statuses are.

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