Bordereau d’Identification Electronique de Traçabilité des Cargaisons – BIETC / GABON
The Bordereau d’Identification Electronique de Traçabilité des Cargaisons(BIETC) is a necessary document since 24/12/1991 (Decree nr. 16/91) for all shipments with destination Gabon.
Each B/L covering cargo destinated to Gabon must be accompanied by a BIETC for the correct completion of the formalities at destination. All the required documents in PDF format and the related confirmations are to be sent, preferably by E-mail or by fax, using our coordinates below listed.
Incomplete applications we be not processed. No BIETC will be created and no BIETC number will be issued if the payment is not confirmed and the documentation is complete.
Registration on the BIETC site
Being the BIETC an electronic document, to obtain it, you must first register, without additional costs, on the website as follows:
On the homepage “Cargos Tracking Electronic System”, click on the bottom “Access Request” section:
fill in the form of the application registration in all its parts;
electronically transmit the registration application by clicking on “Create”.
It usually takes 48 hours from the registration
date to receive the access codes
password) on the email
indicated during the registration
Necessary documents for BIETC issuance
1 Bordereau d’Identification Electronique de Traçabilité des Cargaisons (BIETC) per B/L
Copy of bill of lading dated;
Copy of commercial invoice;
Copy of sea freight invoice, if the commercial invoice is FOB or Ex-Works;
Copy of packing list, if the commercial invoice is not enough detailed;
Copy of custom declaration, if available.
Additional documents for used vehicles shipments:
Copy of purchase invoice of the used vehicle or equivalent document;
Copy of the title certificate showing the first registration date;
Copy of the last attestation of the technical control:
If a Gabonese citizen resident abroad returns to Gabon please provide the Embassy “Certificat d’ Expatriation” or equivalent document.
Restrictions used vehicles
With the entry in force of the D.L. Nr. 002707 / MPITPTHTAT / MEEDD dated 27/09/2013 and consequent in-depth studies of D.L. Nr. 0051/PR/MT dated 12/01/2015 and D.L. Nr. 551/PR/MTL dated 12/02/2015, regarding the restrictions applied on used vehicles importation into the République du Gabon, the last D.L. Nr. 0119/MTL/MEPPDD dated 13/03/2017 define the following:
Cannot being imported
the used vehicle belonging to the following categories:
A / B / D with date of first registration > 5 years.
C / E with date of first registration > 6 years.
B Vehicles which weight does not < Kgs. 3.500,00 (for the transport of persons with less than 8 seats);
C Vehicles which weight does not > Kgs. 3.500,00 (truck) (exception is made for vehicles belonging to category D);
D Vehicles which weight does not > Kgs. 3.500,00 (for the transport of persons with more than 8 seats);
E Vehicles belonging to categories B/C/D with trailer which weight does not exceed Kgs. 750,00.
for imported used vehicles over
presentation of specific documentation, as
Used vehicles imported for private use by diplomat, administrative and technical (Embassies, Consulates and International Organizations accredited in Gabon);
Special-purpose used vehicles (maintenance, civil engineering, agricultural and forestry vehicles);
Used vehicles imported from religious bodies and / or associations of public utility;
Used vehicles imported for private use by Gabonese citizen living abroad in case of return in Gabon (1 vehicle per person);
Used vehicles equipped for people with disabilities (1 vehicle per person).
For other that is not above reported, refer to the attached Legislative Decree nr. 0051/PR/MT of 12/02/2015.
BIETC issuance / validation deadlines
1. PRIOR AGREEMENT VALIDATION
The prior agreement validation is to be obtained with a minimum of 1 (one) day prior the date of the vessel departure
2. FINAL VALIDATION
The final validation must be compulsorily obtained within:
10 (ten) calendar days as from the date of vessel departure for European shipments;
15 (fifteen) calendar days as from the date of vessel departure for American shipments.
After the above deadlines, in respect of your country of shipment, the BIETC becomes TIMED – OUT and the system will no longer
Shipments not regularized in time will be subject to