Cameroon BESC Waiver Certificate

BESC stands for Bordereau Électroniquede Suivi des Cargaisons and it is a legal requirement by Cameroon lawmakers from all cargo transported into the country. Together with Cargo Tracking Note, BESC enables Cameroon Authorities to identify, control, track and forecast the traffic of imported goods. You have to have a BESC if your shipment is to DoualaKribi or any other port.


Import Procedures

From 11.07.2006, all cargo shipped to Cameroon is obliged to acquire the BESC certificate. The new BESC requirement is adopted to replace the previous Inspection Procedure and it is electronically submitted and tracked.

Necessary Documents

  • Original bill of lading copy (BL);
  • Commercial invoice copy;
  • Customs declaration copy;
  • Packing list copy;

Price List

Acquiring the waiver comes at additional costs to the importer/exporter. These costs depend on the type of cargo (20ft, 40ft, Break Bulk, RO-RO, etc.), a number of containers, the number of Bills of Lading raised and the country of discharge for the shipment.

Cameroon BESC costs are changed. Please contact us obtain details and information.

Goods banned that are worth to mention

  • Mc Ray scotch whiskey;
  • Ibéro oil and vegetable oil;

Regulations & Restrictions

The Cameroon BESC certificate must be requested by the exporter. The forwarding authorized agent can apply for the BESC waiver on behalf of the freight owner in certain cases. Cameron does not accept aluminum and 45′ size containers. There is no maximum weight restriction at Douala port. Importer and Exporter must obtain Cameroon BESC waiver 5 days before the vessel arrives in port. Failure to present valid BSC certificate or fabricated BESC number results in a fine of up to $ 2500 USD per Bill of lading. Additionally, Cameroon Shippers Council will debit the regulations charge from the consignee. Please Note, you only have to acquire a BESC Cameroon certificate when Cameroon is your final destination. If your cargo is in transit through Cameroon, then please apply for the final destination country waiver certificate.

Apply for Cameroon BESC Now

If you have all the required documents mentioned above, you can send the copies via e-mail to get your BSC Africa certificate validated Today. Alternatively, contact us if you have any concerns or your questions were not answered here.

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