Guinea Bissau CEE

CEE is a mandatory document for all ports in Guinea Bissau

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    What is CEE?

    CEE (Certificado Eletronico de Embarque) is a mandatory loading document for all shipments to Guinea Bissau. It is also known as CTN and BSC.

    It was determined as a regulation in 2011 by the Guinea Bissau Customs Officials. It is required for the Port of Bissau and any other port. Failing to present the CEE document will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine.


    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 CEE – Certificado Eletronico De Embarque.

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

    • 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.
    • NIF Number (Importer Taxpayer’s ID) – Required to complete the process
    Sample Guinea Bissau ECTN/CEE Certificate
    • According to Guinea Bissau Customs regulations, all cargo to Guinea Bissau must be accompanied by a CEE certificate.
    • The CEE certificate must be validated five days before the vessel arrives at the latest.
    • Shipments that arrive without CEE or with false information on the CEE get charged twice the certificate cost plus the regulation charge determined by the Guinea Bissau National Port Officials.

    FAQs Related to Guinea Bissau

    Can I use the same CEE number for various shipments?

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

    Is it mandatory to mention the Guinea Bissau CEE number on the Bill of Lading?

    No. The Guinea Bissau CEE certificate number is not required to show 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.