Equatorial Guinea ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note)

The ECTN, also known as the BSC, is a document that must be obtained and presented for any shipment to Equatorial Guinea. This requirement was put in place by Equatorial Guinea Customs Officials in 2000. If the ECTN is not shown, it can result in serious consequences and a large fine.

Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Central Africa. It is bordered by Cameroon to the north, Gabon to the east and south, and the Gulf of Guinea to the west. The capital and largest city is Malabo, and the official languages are Spanish and French. The population is around 1.3 million. Equatorial Guinea has a diverse culture with influences from the indigenous tribes, European colonizers, and the African diaspora.

ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) is a system used by the government of Equatorial Guinea to track the movement of cargo in and out of the country. The ECTN system is designed to streamline the process of customs clearance and improve the efficiency of the country’s ports and airports. It requires that all shipments to or from Equatorial Guinea be accompanied by an ECTN, which is an electronic document that provides information about the cargo, such as its weight, value, and destination.

The freights not covered by a loading certificate will be penalized at the destination port. “SCK Representative” remains available to fulfill certificate requests for your shipments to Equatorial Guinea.

With experience in the sector and a solution-oriented approach, “SCK Representation” is the only guide and assistant for exporters to issue certificates, including the Equatorial Guinea ECTN certificate.

How can you get a Equatorial Guinea ECTN Certificate?

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

  • Bill of Lading (Applications can be made with a draft copy. Original will be needed for validation)
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice (it is not necessary if the freight value is indicated on Commercial Invoice)
  • Export Customs Declaration (if it is not cross-trade, all of the details must be the same)

To start the certification process, you should share PDF copies of the documents through [email protected]. There is no need to send hard copies for the issuance of CTN 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.

Every shipment imported into Equatorial Guinea for commercial, business, diplomatic, or personal purposes is required by law to have a loading certificate known as an ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note).

The ECTN waiver certificate must be obtained from the authorized representative by the shipper or freight forwarder.

For more information and document samples, please contact our team via [email protected].

Can I use the same ECTN number for various shipments?

No, ECTN is unique and is only reserved only for one shipment. Every shipment must have a validated ECTN certificate of its own.

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