A BIETC (Bordereau d’Identification Électronique de Tracabilité des Cargaisons) certificate is required for all shipments going to Gabon.
Pre-Shipment Inspection for Gabon
Scrap metal being imported or exported to Gabon requires a pre-shipment inspection in order to avoid delays and increased costs.
Part shipments require a PSI if the total order exceeds minimum values listed below.
Information and documents required for creating BIETC Certificate
Additional Information about BIETC
In order to obtain a BIETC the cargo shipper or forwarder will need to register on the Gabonese Shippers’ Council website, login and complete the necessary information: bill of lading number, shipper, consignee, cargo description, container number, cargo value, value of freight, cargo origin / destination port and vessel / voyage number.
Submit this information and a CGC agent will validate the BIETC online, once validated the form will display a ‘Visa Validated’ notification and BIETC number which needs to be provided to the cargo’s shipping line.
Goods Exempted from Pre-Shipment Inspection
Prohibited Goods for Import to Gabon
In accordance with the ‘Plan sectoriel Environnement du Plan Stratégique Gabon Emergent’ (PSGE), the Gabonese government has decided to strengthen rules on imports of used vehicles. The importation of used vehicles more than 3 years old is banned. The original car registration document or a legal copy will be required for all imports of used vehicles including personal cars, buses, lorries, vans and pick-up trucks.
Charges for Gabon BIETC Certificate
For creating a BIETC certificate for GABON, different rates are applicable. This depends on the Port of Loading and type of shipment, like LCL, FCL, Breakbulk or RORO.