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Libreville LBV

Gabon |


  • 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?
2 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


All documents must be in English

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

Consignee is to be stated in full by importer of record, 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.


Pre-shipment Inspection (PSI / BIVAC)
Goods under F.O.B value 2500 USD are not subject to PSI/BIVAC
Machinery, Mechanical appliances, Electrical and electronic products: HS chapters 84, 85 and 94
Building products and Chemical products: HS chapters 28, 29, 31, 32, 35, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83

Medical devices, Body care & Health products, Toys: HS chapters 33, 34, 90 and 95
PSI/BIVAC has to be arranged by the shipper and not their appointed freight forwarder or any other outside entity.
Once PSI inspection and processing is complete at origin, the inspecting agent issues shipper with a Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
Shipper is responsible for ensuring the CoC is sent to the consignee prior to shipment arriving at destination.
The following goods are exempt from PSI/BIVAC :

Parcels without commercial value and express mail

Commercial samples

Goods from governments or international organizations to recognized humanitarian and charitable organizations

Personal gifts and personal belongings

Humanitarian goods from foreign governments or organizations in case of disaster

Goods for the diplomatic community

Goods purchased with donations and external funds

Last update: November 20, 2020

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