Gabon BIETC Certificate

Importing to Gabon? Secure Your BIETC Certificate with SCK Representation: The Gabonese government and the Conseil Gabonais des Chargeurs (CGC) mandate a BIETC certificate for all imports. Avoid customs delays and penalties by ensuring you have this certificate. SCK Representation streamlines the BIETC certification process—just submit the necessary documents or fill out our form, and we’ll manage everything. While certification is typically completed in days, planning for a week is prudent. For seamless Gabon imports without the worry of document discrepancies or missed deadlines, rely on SCK Representation for your BIETC certification.

Noah Davies - Easy Shipper Corp.
Import Manager
We make a lot of applications and despite the intensity of the process, the SCK team supports us both quickly and efficiently. The attentive service they provide is very valuable to us. We would like to thank the SCK team…
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Operations Executive

Our experience with them for the ECTN/BIETC certificates has been outstanding every time.

Gabon BIETCGabon is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Equatorial Guinea to the northwest, Cameroon to the north, the Republic of the Congo to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The capital and largest city is Libreville, and the official language is French. The population is around 2 million. Gabon has a diverse culture with influences from the indigenous tribes, European colonizers, and the African diaspora.

Gabon BIETC Certificate

Ensure Timely Certification for Shipment Value: Securing a validated certificate promptly is crucial to maintaining the true value of your shipment. Failure to obtain this certificate can result in significant penalties during customs clearance, potentially costing as much as the value of the exported goods themselves. Avoid these financial risks by applying for your certificate without delay, ensuring you and your customer face no hurdles in clearing goods from customs.

How can you get the Gabon BIETC Certificate?

The following documents are required for Gabon BIETC Certificate

  • Bill of Lading (Application can be made with a draft copy. Original will be needed for validation)
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice (it is not necessary if the Commercial Invoice includes the freight value)
  • Custom Declaration

To start the certification process, you should share PDF copies of the documents through There is no need to send hard copies for the issuance of BIETC certificates. Please be sure to share the final documents, which will not have any more amendments later on in the process.

The shipper should make the application for the BIETC certificate before shipment. The shipping line must be informed with the BIETC number to indicate it on the bill of lading.

CGC Cargo Tracking


There is a validation deadline for Gabon BIETC certificates depending on the departure country. Details are indicated below.

  • Shipments from African countries, 5 days, including the vessel departure date.
  • Shipments from European countries, 10 days, including the vessel departure date.
  • Shipments from American and Asian countries, 15 days, including the vessel departure date.

BIETC certificate must be validated within the deadline. There will be a penalty of 100% of the freight manifest if the export is completed without a validated certificate.

How long does it take to get approval?

Our team should be informed as soon as the shipment details are clear to let them release the Invoice. The payment must be completed in advance for the release of the BIETC reference. The certificate will be reserved for shipment. Once all required documents are provided, a draft of the BIETC certificate will be shared with the applicant. First, our team needs confirmation on the draft and original bill of lading copy. Afterwards, the certificate will be submitted for the approval of the Gabon CGC authorities. This process usually takes a few days, but a week should be expected in planning.

Can the process be completed if there is a mismatch in shipment documents?

All the documents’ details must be the same to get a validated copy of the certificate. Otherwise, the certificate will be rejected by the authorities, and you will be asked to revise documents to receive a validated copy. There will not be validation until you supply coherent documents. In between, you also need to provide them before the validation deadline.

Can I use the same BIETC number for various shipments?

No, BIETC is unique and limited to a single shipment. Every cargo needs its own BIETC number that has been verified.


The responsibility to get the BIETC certificate is on the shipper’s side. Transports without a certificate are penalized, and the shipper will be responsible for the loss.

This page is for your information only; the procedure may change according to your loading details. Controls are conducted according to the effective regulations of that time.

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