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CTN Certificate for GHANA (GH)

We are the fastest and most reliable organization to provide CTN for Ghana.

CTN certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Ghana as the final destination. The CTN requirement was implemented by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in 2018, obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Ghana ports. Failing to present valid CTN document at request will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine. We can provide this certification Onlinewithin 24 hours if you submit the necessary documents listed below.

Update Notification from GRA: Further to our earlier advisory regarding CTN mandatory please find below advisory from commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to remind all companies which were listed in the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) policy that compliance is mandatory. Kindly note with immediate effect if shipper does not comply there will be consequences and customer is necessary to provide LOI if NO CTN is declared.

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GETCTN is the fastest agency of GHANA (GH) Customs for issuing Cargo Tracking Number (CTN) certificate. The CTN Ghana certificate, formerly named Advanced Shipment Information (ASHI), is occasionally also called ECTN certificate or electronic CTN.

According to the decree issued by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), effective from March 1, 2018, all shipments entering Ghana must apply ECTN certificate with the aim to trace goods entering the country.

Ghana CTN must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). The aim of the CTN is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details.


CTN waiver for GHANA can be issued with the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading – an Original BL copy is mandatory.
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice – not necessary if mentioned in Commercial Invoice
  • Export Customs Declaration – Details have to be matched with all documents if it is not Cross trade.
  • Packing List – Reference of the doc, the date, the number of containers, the container numbers and the container type have to be mentioned.

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You do not need to worry about filling in CTN application form or register to any account when you apply for Ghana waiver certificate with GetCTN. After you share the required documents, our certificate issuing team in Dubai, India, New York or Tallinn will issue your CTN number for your Tema and Takoradi bound consignment.


  • According to Ghana Customs regulations, all cargo shipped to GH border requires a CTN Ghana certificate.
  • The authorized person must validate CTN for Ghana at the latest 5 days after the departure and/or 5 days before the vessel arrives at the destination.
  • Shipment arriving without CTN for Ghana or false information in CTN results in a fine of an amount that is twice of the cost of the CTN, plus the regulation charge determined by Ghana Customs officials.

We encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible! To get your CTN for Ghana online, please submit your documents by clicking the below button. By selecting the subject destination country you can check what documents to upload for the CTN Ghana certificate.

Note that you only require CTN certificate to Ghana if it is your final destination. Contact us if you need further information on how to obtain CTN for Ghana, or to find out if it is necessary for your shipment.

29 March 2020 GRA Update

The Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to remind all companies which were listed in the Cargo Tracing Notes (CTN) policy that compliance is mandatory.

With effect from 7th April, 2020 failure to comply with the requirement upon arrival of the Cargo shall attract a pecuniary penalty under the Customs Law.  This will be strictly enforced without exception.

Important Notice from GRA (Ghana Revenue Authority)

Important Notice from Ghana Revenue Authority about Cargo Tracking Note

Important Notice from Ghana Revenue Authority about Cargo Tracking Note

GRA Update 29 March 2020

GRA Update 29 March 2020


Ghana CTN Notice by CMA CGM

CMA Ghana CTN Notice

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The Ghana CTN certificate is mandatory for each of the following:

  • Per BL for containers (Maximum 10 Teus per BSC i.e. 10 x 20′ container or 5 x 40′ container)
  • Each vehicle by RORO (wheeled)
  • Per BL for the break bulk. ( Max 300 tonnes per BSC)

The CTN waiver must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). If you are using Ghana for transit purposes, you are exempt from CTN in certain cases. Contact us to obtain GHANA CTN certificate Today, inquire the CTN fees or find out if CTN is necessary for your export shipment. You may also contact us for your CTN Ghana via contact number given on the Contact us page or via the quick form below.

Example Ghana CTN Certificate Details

Customer feedback is so precious for us and we listen to every thought you share. Following multiple requests from shippers asking for format of CTN number, we have created the below Certificate Details and informations.
The format of Ghana CTN Certificate Number: X01YY23WWZZ4XYZ, this is the example CTN Number. The Unique Reference Number consist of 11 Letters and 5 Digits. This number generated by the Port Authority and doesn’t carry any representation in terms of shipment or application details. It’s hashed and crypted Waiver Document sample.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies to obtain ctn before shipment in Ghana?2019-08-15T12:42:57+00:00
Is Ghana CTN certificate still compulsory?2019-05-15T16:15:42+00:00

The CTN certificate was binding for all shipments to Ghana since the Autumn of 2018. The accord came following a long battle between the trade association union and the Ghana Revenue Authority. Business owners have argued the CTN has created so much delay to their work. On the other hand, Customs authorities defended saying CTN has actually facilitated the quick clearance of goods through customs. Because the CTN certificate enables the Customs authorities to check and approve the shipment of goods whilst they are still at the port of origin. Whit all details at hand, the Customs offices don’t need much time assessing the good at arrival.

Although it is almost a year after the system has been implemented, the dispute from the opposing parties has not weakened. In fact, according to most recent reports, a group of businessmen has filed a legal challenge to stop the practicing of CTN. However, the Tema High Court has dismissed the request to terminate the CTN requirement and as of May 1019, the CTN certificate is still an official requirement by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

To read more about the requirements and procedures of CTN application visit the main page for Ghana CTN

For more FAQs about our company and general questions about CTN and Waivers click here.



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  3. BSC Expert
    BSC Expert August 14, 2019 at 9:51 am

    These Ghana CTNs can be issued by approved agents on behalf of exporters. You may see necessary documents on this page above and apply from this page.

  4. Flora Meadows
    Flora Meadows August 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Who qualifies to obtain ctn before shipment in Ghana?

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