Central African Republic ECTN

C.A.R. ECTN is a mandatory document for the Central African Republic

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    What is Central African Republic ECTN?

    Central African Republic ECTN is a mandatory loading document for all shipments to the Central African Republic. It is also known as BSC. It was determined as a regulation in 2000 by the Bangui Customs Officials. Failing to present the ECTN document will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine.

    Procedure

    According to this law, every cargo purchased from abroad and transported for commercial, business, in some cases, diplomatic and personal purposes require a Loading Certificate called ECTN – Electronic Cargo Tracking Note.

    The shipper or the freight forwarder is responsible for acquiring the ECTN waiver certificate from the authorized representative.

    Requirements
    • Bill of Lading – A draft copy can be used for the draft.
    • Commercial Invoice
    • Freight Invoice – It is necessary if the freight cost isn’t on the commercial invoice.
    • Export Customs Declaration – Details have to be the same across all documents if it is not cross-trade.
    Sample Central African Republic ECTN Certificate
    A Sample Central African Republic ECTN Certificate
    Regulations
    • Shipments that arrive without ECTN or with false information on the ECTN get charged twice the certificate cost plus the regulation charge determined by the Central African Republic National Port Officials.
    • According to the Central African Republic Customs regulations, all cargo to the Central African Republic must be accompanied by an ECTN certificate.
    • The ECTN certificate must be validated five days before the vessel arrives at the latest.

    FAQs related to the Central African Republic ECTN Certificate

    Can I use the same ECTN number for various shipments?

    No, ECTN is unique and reserved only for one shipment. Every shipment must have a validated ECTN number.

    The shipper part on the bill of lading is the supplier from China. Can we show a different company name on the ECTN certificate?

    No. All the parties on the Bill of Lading will be the same on the ECTN certificate. If you want to hide the supplier name on the certificate for a transit shipment you will need to arrange a switch BL.

    Is it mandatory to mention the Central African Republic ECTN number on the Bill of Lading?

    No. CAR ECTN number doesn’t have to be mentioned on the Bill of Lading.

    General FAQs

    What is GetCTN?

    GetCTN is an independent consulting firm that helps clients obtain CTN certificates in many African countries. It is an international company with offices in the USA, UK, and UAE, and its sole business is CTN certification; it is not a freight forwarder, importer, or exporter.

    How do you ship the hard copy of the certificate?

    The hard copy of the certificate isn’t necessary at all. Instead, the whole process is completed online.

    What is a Bill of Lading

    A bill of lading (BL or BoL) is a legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper that details the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being carried.

    What is Commercial Invoice?

    A commercial invoice is a required document for the export and import clearance process. It is sometimes used for foreign exchange purposes. In the buyer’s country, it is the document their customs officials use to assess import duties and taxes.