Togo

BESC/BSC

Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons

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

BESC/BSC certificate is a necessary document requested by Decree 2001-066 09/03/01 & 007/MTRH/2000 05/09/00. Each B/L must be accompanied by a Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons.

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Documents
  • Dated B/L (OBL or NBL)
  • 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
Important

The BESC number will be release after draft confirmation. Your BESC will pass to “pre-validation status”

It is no possible to revised the BESC draft confirmed when it is on pre-validation status.

In order to finalize the BESC it is important to present the Original Bill of Lading or the non-negotiable Bill of Lading

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 there a restriction on the number of containers per ECTN/BESC?

Yes, each ECTN/BESC can contain a maximum of 5 containers. For example, if your shipment has six containers we will emit two ECTN/BESC certificates, if you are shipping twelve containers we will emit three ECTN/BESC certificates and so forth.

Is the dated copy of the draft BL sufficient to proceed with final validation of my ECTN/BESC?

No, we accept the draft to initiate your application. To proceed with the validation we need at least Non- negotiable BL or the OBL scan.

Are there any restrictions on the number of vehicles that can be inserted in each ECTN/BESC?

Yes, for all ECTN/BESC to Togo you can have maximum one RO-RO per ECTN. For example, a B/L shipping four vehicles will require four separate ECTN/BESCs.

Are there any restrictions on GENCO/VRAC/LCL shipments?

Yes, for all ECTN/BESC to Togo you can have maximum of 300 M/T per ECTN. For example, a B/L shipping 400 M/T will require a second separate ECTN/BESCs. For example, if the totat M/T of your shipment equals to 500 M/T we will emit two ECTN/BESC certitficates (400 // 100 M/T).