Export to Benin: 

The following products only are prohibited to be exported: products that affect public morality, the national economy, the health and life of humans, animals, plants and culture.

Export documentary requirements are as follows:

Commercial invoice: two copies of the commercial invoice are required, containing the names of the exporter and consignee, the number and types of packages, the marks and numbers on the packages, the gross weight, the CIF value, the terms of sale, and the description of merchandise.

Certificate of origin: Two copies of the certificate of origin are required. A recognised chamber of commerce should certify them.

Packing list: it is required for customs clearance.

Bill of lading: the bill of lading must show the name of the shipper, the name and address of the consignee, port of destination, description of the goods, listing of freight and other charges, the number of the bill of lading in the full set, and the and signature of the carrier’s official acknowledging receipt on board of the goods for shipment.

Two copies of the pro forma invoice are necessary for import licence purposes in Benin. They must be certified and state CIF and FOB official prices.

HALAL Certificate: For all meat products (for more details about HALAL Certification visit HALAL section of the Irish Islamic Chamber of Commerce Website).