BESC “Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons”

The Bordereau Electronique de Suivi des Cargaisons (BESC) is a necessary document for all shipments destined in Togo.

Each B/L covering goods destined for Togo must be accompanied by a BESC for the correct completion of the formalities at destination.

The BESC under process must be completed and submitted for validation within 5 calendar days from the date of communication of the BESC number.

The BESC number must appear in BL description, otherwise the BESC shall be not be finalized. In order to facilitate the formalities at destination it is important to obtain a BESC validated before the ship arrives at destination.

Please note:

Once the BESC draft has been submitted and approved on pre-validation status, changes will no longer be possible. In the event of requests for changes subsequent to the pre-validation, the cost of the correction will be applied.

Documents required for issuance of the BESC:

  • Copy of datated B/L ( OBL is required for final validation. It must follow within 5 days from the date of communication of the BESC n ° which must be indicated in the body B/L);
  • Copy of detailed commercial invoice (please check if is freight value is mentioned as per Incoterms);
  • Copy of freight invoice if the commercial invoice presents EXW or FOB as incoterm;
  • Copy of custom declaration;

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