Rep. of the Congo

BESC/BSC

Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons

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All maritime shipments with final destination the Rep. of the Congo shall be regularized by a Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons. Generally called BESC or BSC.

BESC/BSC certificate is a necessary document as from 14/05/2008 requested by Decree N° 1033/MTMMM-CAB. Each B/L must be accompanied by a Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons.

Ports

Pointe-Noire

Documents
  • Bill of Lading – B/L
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Sea Freight invoice if commercial invoice is FOB or EXW
  • Custom Declaration – EXA
  • Packing List
Procedure
  • Collect all mandatory documents
  • Submit your request on-line or by e-mail
  • Wait for our invoice and draft BESC
  • Check/confirm the draft and proceed with payment
  • Wait for the validated BESC certificate
Attention

BESC must be regularized and validated maximum after 5 days from the date of departure in order to avoid the penalties of 50% of BESC cost.

In case of Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons rejection, there are 48 hours to regularize and present the correct documentation.

Additional information to be communicate
  • Commercial invoice:
    • Incoterm
    • HS Code
    • Country of Origin
    • Currency
    • Breakdown of values in EUR/USD
  • Shipment Tracking:
    • ETD
    • ETA
  • Freight:
    • Prepaid
    • Collect
    • Service
    • Charter Party

FAQ


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Is it mandatory to insert the BESC number on the BL?

Yes, it is mandatory to insert the BESC n° on B/L.

What happens if the certificate cannot be validated within five days of receiving the ECTN reference?

You have 5 days after receiving the ECTN reference to forward the original B.L. with place and date of issue, shipped on board date mentioned on, signed and stamped.
Otherwise, the system will automatically cancel the certificate, and there will be a penalty fee to recover the certificate.