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Dakar DSS

Senegal |


  • 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?
5 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

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.


Dakar is a reliable gateway point of entry to nearby land locked destinations such as Bamako.
In addition, for air large shipments AIR+SEA via mainland Europe as point of transit is also a very viable solution into Dakar.
Please consult Aero Africa prior to air export for full documentation and processing instructions.


Cotecna pre-Export Shipment inspection applies for shipments with commercial value of 1955 EURO or more.
Commercial shipper is fully responsible for arranging Cotecna at origin through approved Cotecna inspection agents prior to air export.
The following goods are exempt from Pre-Export shipment inspection :
Shipments with a FOB value under XOF 3,000,000
Used personal and household effects
Gold, precious stones, objects of art
Arms and ammunitions other than those for hunting and/or sport
Explosive and pyrotechnic products
Live animals
Plants and flowers
Meat, fish, perishable vegetables and fruits neither frozen nor deep frozen
Cinematographic films
Current newspapers and periodicals, postal and fiscal stamps, stamped paper, bank notes and cheque books
Postal parcels and samples
Commercial samples
Donations offered to the government, public administrations and NGOs
Imports by export free zone companies or assimilated
Goods imported by certain importers which have a special exemption authorization from the government
The goods falling under the following HS Chapters are not subject to PSI due to a tariff exemption
Chapters: 01, 02 (except HS code 02.07), 03, Heading ; 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 (except HS code 09.02),
10, 11 (except HS code 11.01), 12, 13, 14, 15 (except HS codes 15.07 ; 15.11.90 ; 15.14.90 ; 15.14.91 ; 15.15 ; 15.17),
17 (except HS code 17.04), 18 (except HS codes 18.05 ; 18.06), 19 (except HS code 19.02 and 19.05),
Heading 2207.10.10.00, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 36, 37.06, 38
(except HS codes 38.14 ; 38.19, 3808501090, 3808509000,3808911091,3808919000,3808911099),
40 (except from HS codes 40.06 to 40.13 and 40.16 to 40.17), 41, 43, 45, 46, 47, Heading 4801.00.00.00, 49, 65, 66, 72, 86, 87
(except from HS codes 87.06 to 87.08 and 87.14),
Heading 8714.20.00.00, 88, 89, 90 from HS code 90.18 to HS code 90.27, 93 (except 9303), 97.
* 3923909000 , 6304910010, 8713900000, 8714200000 ,
Note : For automobile spare parts, only the parts presented as brand new are submitted to PSI

Last update: November 20, 2020

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