Benin - Abandoned Cargo Advice

After which time is a container officially abandoned in Benin?

If the consignee of a container fails to take delivery of the cargo after 150 days (after the container has been discharged), the container will be impounded by the Customs Authority and taken to their depot.

Does the Member need an official written letter from the customer that he abandons the cargo?

Customs have the ultimate say in what happens to the container regardless of a letter of abandonment although this may help and should be passed to them for consideration.

Source of Information

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