Djibouti ECTN Certificate

Djibouti Shipping? Get Your ECTN (BESC) Certificate with SCK Representation: Simplify your shipping process by submitting the necessary documents or using our online form. We guarantee smooth customs clearance and protection against penalties. While approvals typically occur within days, allocating a week is advisable for thorough planning. Avoid delays and extra charges by securing your Djibouti ECTN through SCK Representation now.

Hamdan Al Nahyan - Djibouti Cargo LLC

Thank you to SCK Rep. for impressive speed and communication. Our ECTN Certificate was processed in no time.

Win Chan - North Trading Co.
Supply Manager

Attention to detail in CTN processing is second to none. Will recommend.

Djibouti is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west and southwest, and Somalia to the southeast. The Gulf of Aden lies to the east, providing access to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The capital and largest city is Djibouti City. The official languages of Djibouti are Arabic and French. With a population of approximately 1 million people, Djibouti is a diverse nation with various ethnic groups, including the Afar and Issa Somali communities.

Djibouti ECTN Certificate

ECTN Mandate for Djibouti Ports Announced: Effective June 15th, 2023, the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority mandates an ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) for all cargo to Djibouti ports and the Free Zone. This certificate, required to be obtained at the port of loading by shippers, exporters, or freight forwarders, must be reflected on the bill of lading.

Shipments lacking an ECTN will face penalties at the destination port. “SCK Representation” is ready to assist with your Djibouti ECTN needs, offering extensive experience and a proactive approach to ensure compliance and streamline your shipping process.

How can you get an ECTN Certificate for Djibouti?

You need to submit the following documents in the application for the ECTN certificate:

  • Bill of Lading 
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice

To start the certification process, you should share PDF copies of the documents through There is no need to send hard copies for the issuance of ECTN certificates. Please be sure to share the final documents, which will not have any more amendments later in the process. A penalty fee will occur for the modifications after validating the certificates.

How long does it take to get approval?

A draft copy of the certificate will be issued in a day if all mandatory documents are provided and coherent. The certificate will be submitted for validation once we receive your confirmation on the draft and the payment. The approval for verification is usually received in a day. However, the process may take about a week.

For more information and document samples, please contact our team via

Who is responsible for obtaining the ECTN Certificate?

The shippers, exporters, or freight forwarders are responsible for getting the ECTN document.

Can I use the same ECTN number for various shipments?

No, ECTN is unique and limited to a single shipment. Every cargo needs its own ECTN number that has been verified.


The responsibility to get the ECTN/BESC certificate is on the shipper’s side. Transports without a certificate are penalized, and the shipper will be responsible for the loss.

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