Benin - Country Commercial Guide
Customs Regulations
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Goods are cleared by registered clearing agents hired by the importer.  All required documents are handled by such agents.  Further information on Benin Customs may be obtained at:

Benin customs website:

Ministry of Economy and Finance: one-stop-shop for customs clearance, the Societe d’Exploitation du Guichet Unique (SEGUB), has been operational in Benin since 2011.  SEGUB issues a receipt/slip (Bordereau de Frais Unique, or BFU) to the clearing agent once the required clearing documents have been submitted.  Once issued, the BFU enables agents to remove cargo from the port within twenty-four hours.  Additional information on BFU and SEGUB are available at: