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Cotonou COO

Benin

Check-list

  • Is freight collect on HAWB available?
  • Is destination clearance and delivery available?
  • Is ISPM15 (IPPC) required for solid wood materials?
  • Is shipper required to undertake Pre Shipment Inspection?
6 days

import airline storage period from time of arrival

Destination import notes and documentation requirements

  • original AWB (full original set not E-copy or photo copy)
  • original Shipper's invoice
  • original Shippers packing list

Notes

All documents must be in English

HAWB must show actual true freight charges otherwise IATA rate will be applied as the Value for Customs

Consignee is to be stated in full by name of importer, importers address, phone number and contact person

China Customs at origin require details of MAWB consignee and HAWB consignee tax i.d / VAT number to process export entry.

THE FOLLOWING HAS TO BE UNDERTAKEN PRIOR TO EXPORT AT ORIGIN

Pre-shipment Verification of Conformity (PVoC) and Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

Pre-Export Verification of Conformity program applies for shipments with commercial value of 4,000 EURO or more.
If the shipment is LESS than 4,000 EURO, the inspection will be done upon arrival in Cotonou.
Commercial shipper is fully responsible for arranging PVoC at origin through Benin approved inspection agents prior to air export.
Benin approved PVoC verification agents include CCI, Bureau Veritas, Cotecna and SGS

Last update: November 20, 2020

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