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Ouagadougou OUA

Burkina Faso |


  • 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?
4 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.


Cotecna pre-Export Shipment inspection applies for shipments with commercial value of XOF 3000000 and above
Commercial shipper is fully responsible for arranging Cotecna at origin through approved Cotecna inspection agents prior to air export.

Listing Of Goods Exempted from PSI

Imports with a total FOB value below XOF 3’000’000 (5100 USD approx)

The following goods are exempted from shipment inspection:

Precious stones and precious metals Objects of art

Scrap metals

Explosives and pyrotechnic pr,oducts

Arms and ammunitions

Live animals

Newspapers and periodicals

Personal effects and household items inclu1ding one used vehicle as a personal belonging on the occasion of a change of domicile,
duly confirmed by the authorities on the previous domicile

Personal gifts

Postal parcels

Commercial samples

Donations by foreign governments or international organizations to the State, public schools and libraries, religious missions,
charity organizations and philanthropic foundations recognized to be of a public necessity by the Republic of Niger

Donations ancl supplies to the Diplomatic and Consular missions, or any affiliated organization of the United Nations,
imported for their own needs

Perishable food products, transported at room temperature or chilled Cinematographic films for public cinemas (35mm) exposed and
processed Freshly cut flowers

Petroleum products in liquid or gazeous with the exception of goods of sh code:,, ,, ( lubricant and oil )

Goods imported for mining companies

Importations which are not paying import taxes must be declared with an II form

Last update: November 20, 2020

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