Guinea
Waiver Certificate Requirement

Cargo transported to Guinea requires an international cargo tracking note

Waiver Control:

The Republic of Guinée implements the International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN)/ Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison (BSC) for ISPS Code (decree D/2011/305/PRG/SGG) for all cargo being discharged in a Guinean port.

Responsibilities and Cost:

  • The responsibility relating to the issuance of the CTN/BSC and all costs is with the shipper.
  • The information required on the CTN/BSC is compulsory.
  • The CTN/BSC number must be included on the manifest.
  • Local representatives at the discharging ports will inspect each and every shipment on the presence of a corresponding Cargo Tracking Note (CTN). Shipments without a CTN/BSC will result in delays and fines/seizures.
  • All shippers to the République de Guinée will have to obtain this ICTN with appointed company ATPMS.
  • For more information visit http://www.tpmsguinee.com
  • Any queries contact ATPMS direct at [email protected]

Pre-Shipment Inspection:

Guinea requires that Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) / Fiche de Demande d’Inspection (FDI) is carried out for all cargo imports to the country. This is undertaken in the port of load (POL) country for the purpose of customs clearance. Pre-Shipment Inspection is mandated by the Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et du Plan as per contract dated 31/03/08.

Minimum Value for Pre-Shipment Inspection:

USD 1100

Part Shipments:

Part shipments are subject to PSI if the total shipment value equals or exceeds USD1100 FOB.

Documents Required:

Final Invoice (this is compulsory and must show FOB value per item, freight, insurance, ancillary charges where applicable), and if deemed necessary by BIVAC, packing list, certificate of origin, test certificates when necessary.

Cargo description must be as precise as possible; ‘General Cargo’ is not a description.

Please note that Guinean Government has implemented a fine on all amendments / alterations of cargo manifest and bills of lading with effect from 01/03/03. The official fine is US 100.

Type of Report Issued

  • Importer/Customs: Attestation de Vérification (AV) – used for clearing the goods
  • Avis de Refus d’Attestation (ARA) – issued for inconsistencies including quantity, eligibility and/or quality and when final documents are not received within 2 months following inspection date
  • Exporter: Certification of final invoice when required

Inspection Fees:

Inspection fees are paid by the importer when opening the FDI – Fiche de Demande d’Inspection. It is also possible that Bureau Veritas/ BIVAC may invoice the seller in the event of supplementary inspection visits (in vain or unsatisfactory results). Costs incurred by the seller in presenting goods for inspection such as handling, unpacking, repacking, sampling etc are for the sellers’ responsibility.

Goods Exempted from Pre-Shipment Inspection:

  • Objects of art
  • Precious metals, precious stones
  • Goods with a total FOB value under USD1100
  • Ammunitions and weapons
  • Explosives and pyrotechnic products
  • Scrap metals
  • Live animals
  • Current newspapers and periodicals
  • Personal effects and domestic used items, including one used vehicle in the case of move attested by the authority of the previous address.
  • Used tyres
  • Imports totally exonerated of duties and taxes
  • Commercial samples
  • Gifts from foreign governments or international organisations to the State, to recording studios and libraries, charity organisations, religious missions, foundations, and philanthropic organisations identified as being of public unity by the Government of Guinea.
  • Gifts and supplies to diplomatic and consular missions or organisations depending on the United Nations Organisations imported for their own use in Guinea.
  • Plants and fresh cut or artificial flowers
  • Perishable consumer foods shipped at ambient temperature or refrigerated
  • Cinematographic films for public projection – exposed and developed

Prohibited Imports:

None

Restricted Imports:

None

Guinea, Africa