About Gabon BIETC(BIC)

According to the Gabon Port Authority Act, the Customs and Excise Department of Gabon has started to implement the ECTN project to further strengthen and improve the efficiency of the transport of goods and to reduce the penalties caused by overdue customs clearance.

BORDEREAU D’IDENTIFICATION ELECTRONIQUE DE TRACABILITE DES CARGAISONS, French referred to as BIETC while Chinese commonly known as electronic cargo tracking note.

Decree of the Act, all shipments to Guinea-Bissau must apply for the BIETC in advance. Otherwise, it will be deemed to violate the transport regulations of Gabon, then customs clearance could not be done successfully on the destination port. In addition, applications for goods arriving at the port of destination will result in high fines.

How to use Gabon BIETC(BIC)

The original Gabon BIETC certificate (in PDF format) will be sent to the applicant. Then the electrical version will be forwarded to the consignee and the shipping company at the port of destination for customs clearance.

Gabon BIETC processing procedures

1.Providing the application form,Bill of lading ,Commercial invoice,Export customs documents and Freight Invoice .

2.After receipt of the above application documents, the official payment notice will be issued. The BIETC number will be issued once we receive the bank slip and confirm the payment.

3.After receiving the BIETC number, the applicant can provide this number to the shipping company to issue the original bill of lading.

4.Providing the original bill of lading , stamped commercial invoice and stamped Freight Invoice.

5.After the certificate is submitted for approval, we will send the electronic version of the certificate to the applicant. The applicant can print out the certificate and send it to the customer or mail it to the customer for customs clearance.

Required original scan documents for final validation

1) Original Bill of Lading

2) Commercial invoice stamped

3) Freight Invoice stamped

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