Nigeria CTN Certificate
ECTN for Nigeria is not Mandatory at this point. ENS is the former and invalid shipment certificate for Nigeria. However, it was predicted that towards the end of 2019, with the joint initiative of the Nigerian government and PORT council regulations, CTN will be decided to become effective again.
This country’s ECTN procedure has been temporarily suspended.
Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by Chad and Cameroon to the northeast, Niger to the north, Benin to the west, and Togo and Ghana to the east. The capital and largest city is Abuja. The official language is English, and the population is around 200 million. Nigeria has a diverse culture with influences from the indigenous tribes, European colonizers, and the African diaspora.
ECTN for Nigeria is not Mandatory at this point. ENS is the former and invalid shipment certificate for Nigeria. However, it is predicted that with the joint initiative of the Nigerian government and PORT council regulations, CTN will be decided to become effective again.
What are ENS and ACD documents?
- ENS stands for Entry Summary Number.
- ACD stands for Cargo Pre-declaration.
What happens if I don’t have the CTN certificate to export to Nigeria?
This is one of the frequently asked questions. Here is the answer…
- The entry of goods into Nigeria customs is impossible
- Will face penalties such as demurrage
- Trade will be problematic for the importer and cause disputes between exporters and importers
- Will face a loss of profit in terms of goods value and transportation expenses.
How long does it take to get a BSC certificate for Nigeria?
With the help of our agency, you can have CTN for Nigeria, presumably in 1-5 workdays. This timeline also depends on your document’s legibility, clarity, and accuracy. With the complete documents, you can have a Cargo tracking note in 1 day. With incomplete documents, the average timeline for the process might be extended. Adding the revision and regulation process and time of the documents will make it between 7-14 working days to get CTN.
Nigeria Ports and port code information
There are 2 big and 6 small in a total of 8 ports in Nigeria.
- Onne Port – NGONN
- Port Harcourt – NGPHC
- Calabar Port – NGCBQ
- Koko Port – MGKOK
- Port of Lagos – NGLOS (in the capital city)
- Little Onne port – NOFNN
- Sapele Port – NGSPL
- Warri Port – NGWAR