Flag of Benin ECTN - Benin

All Shipments to and from Benin (including transit cargo, regardless of the final destination and customs procedure) must be covered by an “ELECTRONIC CARGO TRACKING NOTE (ECTN) / BORDEREAU ELECTRONIQUE DE SUIVI DE CARGAISON (BESC)”, also known as a Cargo Waiver. Corresponding cargo without an approved ECTN/BESC constitutes an offense against existing regulations and incurs severe penalties from the authorities in Benin.

Required documents and information:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice, showing ocean freight amount etc. separately (if not, freight invoice to be uploaded in addition)
  • Packing list
  • Export Customs Declaration
  • Grey Card / Pink Slip (proof of ownership) for vehicles

The BESC/ECTN must be approved within 5 calendar days of the ship's departure.

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