Benin - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements and Documentation

Includes import documentation and other requirements for both the U.S. exporter and foreign importer

Last published date: 2023-01-04

Documents related to import requirements vary depending on the type of goods imported. In general, importers must submit invoice, bill of lading (B/L), inspection certificate, the importer’s import license, attestation of origin of the goods, and an animal or plant health inspection certificate before clearing goods.

More information may be found on Benin Customs websites and Benin one-stop-shop office at: and