A BSC (Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison) certificate is required for all shipments going to Niger.

Shipping Ports in Niger

  • ​Niamey

Pre-Shipment Inspection of Niger

Pre-Shipment Inspections are required for cargo being shipped to Niger as mandated by the Ministry of Economy and Finances. This is undertaken in the port of load (POL) country for the purpose of customs clearance.

Information and documents required for creating BSC Certificate

  • ​Bill of Lading (Final B/L for validation) 
  • ​Commercial invoice / currency must be mentioned in USD or EURO
  • ​Freight invoice in the same currency (not needed in case the freight charges are mentioned on the commercial invoice)
  • ​Export Customs document
  • ​Country of Origin of the goods

Goods Exempted from Pre-Shipment Inspection

  • ​Imports with a total FOB value below XOF 2,000,000
  • ​Explosives and pyrotechnic products
  • ​Arms and ammunition
  • ​Objects of art
  • ​Precious stones and precious metals
  • ​Scrap metals
  • ​Live animals
  • ​Newspapers and periodicals
  • ​Freshly cut flowers
  • ​Petroleum projects in liquid or gas form
  • ​Goods imported for mining companies
  • ​Importations which are not paying import taxes and must be declared with an II form
  • ​Cinematographic films for public cinemas (35mm) exposed or processed
  • ​Perishable food products, transported at room temperature or chilled
  • ​ Personal effects and household items including one used vehicle as a personal belonging on the occasion of a change of domicile, duly confirmed by the authorities on the previous domicile
  • ​Personal gifts
  • ​Postal parcels
  • ​Commercial samples
  • ​Donations by foreign governments or international organisation to the State, public schools and libraries, charity organisations, religious missions and philanthropic foundations recognised to be of a public necessity by the Republic of Niger.
  • ​ Donations and supplies to the Diplomatic and Consular missions, of any affiliated organisation of the United Nations, imported for their use.

Prohibited Goods for Import to Niger

  • Drugs and Narcotics

Restrictive Goods Shipping to Niger


Charges for Niger BSC Certificate

For creating an BSC certificate for Niger, different rates are applicable. This depends on the Port of Loading and type of shipment, like LCL,  FCL,  Breakbulk or RORO.

Additional Information about the BSC

We are not able to create an BSC number for Niger on forehand. Once the draft BSC is approved, we can submit the BSC for pre-validation to get the BSC number. This number can be transmitted to the shipping line in order to obtain the required BL number. For validation of the BSC we need the final Bill of Lading.

A pre-validated BSC should be completed and validated within 5 working days. If not, the BSC will be cancelled. All costs involved will be for the applicant’s account.

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