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Sierra Leone ENS/BSC Certificate
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ENS certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Sierra Leone as the final destination. The ENS requirement was implemented by Sierra Customs officials in 2000, obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Sierra Leone shores. Failing to present valid ENS document at request will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine. We can provide this certification Online, within 24 hours if you submit the necessary documents listed below.
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According to Sierra Leone regulations, all sea cargo shipped to Sierra Leone requires an ENS certificate. The ENS certificate is also called BSC certificate or electronic CTN.
The Sierra Leone ENS must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). GETCTN is the fastest agency of Sierra Leone Customs acting to assist exporters obtaining ENS certificate.
The aim of the ENS is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details. Apply now to get your ENS certificate Today.
ENS waiver for Sierra Leone can be issued with the following documents:
- Bill of Lading – a Draft copy can be used for the draft.
- Commercial Invoice – Incoterm, reference, and the date have to be mentioned.
- Freight Invoice – It has to be provided if the freight value is not mentioned on the commercial invoice
You do not need to worry about filling in ENS application form or register to any account when you apply for Sierra Leone waiver certificate with GetCTN. After you share the required documents, our certificate issuing team in Dubai, India, New York or the Netherlands will issue your ENS number for your Freetown bound consignment.
- According to Sierra Customs regulations, the authorized person must apply for the certificate cargo from the assigned agent.
- The authorized person must validate the ENS at the latest 5 days before the vessel arrives at the destination.
- Shipment arriving without ENS or false information in the ENS results in a fine of an amount that is twice of the cost of the ENS, plus the regulation charge determined by Sierra Leone National Port officials.
We encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible! To get your ENS for Sierra Leone online, please submit your request by clicking the below button.
Questions and Answers:
- How quickly can you process the certificate?
- Just provide the required documents to us then make the payment with using the credit card so we can issue the final certificate within 3-4 hours.
- Is it mandatory to have the CTN prior to loading at POL or can it be obtained when the vessel is at sea?
- Yes, you need to get the CTN number before the sailing date of shipment
- If the consignee is able to generate an Electronic Serial Number (ESN) on the basis of the Draft B/L shared with him – in that case, is the ECTN STILL REQUIRED?
- The CTN/BSC is required for each shipment to Sierra Leone, you need to get the BSC/CTN number instead of ESN number.
The Sierra Leone ENS 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)
If you are using Sierra Leone for transit purposes, you are exempt from ENS in certain cases. Contact us to obtain Sierra Leone ENS certificate Today, inquire the ENS fees or find out if ENS is necessary for your export shipment. You may also contact us for your ENS Sierra Leone via contact number given on the Contact us page or via the quick form below.
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On September 2017 my containers to Libreville got blocked at the port because I didn’t have BIETC certificate. GetCTN team led by Kyle was very helpful in advising me how to avoid paying huge sums of money. I can say that GetCTN has saved me €30000.
Using getctn.com as our waiver provider has actually increased our client’s satisfaction and saved money in terms of unnecessary bank charges. We used to get certificate all over the place and had to pay bank charges for each certificate. Now we get all our CTN certificates from Getctn for all of the 7 countries we export to. We make credit once a month and they deduct the certificate cost each time they validate one for us. Supper fast and economical, not to mention the convenience of getting all your certificates from one place.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Unless specifically required by your shipping line, the ECTN / BSC number for the subject country doesn’t need to be mentioned on the BL copy.Get Pricing
What is Cargo Tracking Note?
Cargo Tracking Note or CTN is an official loading certificate number of African countries require. CTN certificate contains detailed information on cargo and its movement between ports. CTN certificate must accompany any shipment to the required country before the cargo arrives at the port. To clear customs at the border, CTN certificates enable authorities to supervise and control import traffic.Get Pricing
Many Countries in the African continent require exporters to notify Custom Authorities about the shipment details before they arrive. CTN certificates, also known as waiver documents, enable Marine Custom Authorities to access information about exporter/importer, shipping route and methods, type and value of the cargo, the value of the freight as well as the details about commodity being carried. It is very important exporter submits the CTN certificates before the cargo arrives at its final destination.
Every country which requires a CTN has its own requirements. The above links provide you regulations of each country. The whole process of obtaining CTN certificate is completed online. Once you attain all the required documents, you can simply email them to [email protected]. The draft CTN document is prepared accordingly and sent for your revise and confirmation. After you give us green light on the draft CTN and clear the payment, validated CTN certificate will be sent to notify Authorities. Furthermore, we will send you a copy of the CTN certificate for your information. The whole of the process roughly takes 5 working days.
Above is the Sierra Leone CTN document. Its number is always written at top and is always 12 digit. Sometime document name can be like ctn12312412.pdf but that is not valid. Please always consider the 12 digit number written on the actual document.
If you need to get this BSC document please contact us.
In order to issue the Sierra Leone BSC certificate, we need you to forward the following documents:Get Pricing
Note: You are only obliged to obtain BSC certificate to Sierra Leone if it is your final destination. If you are using Sierra Leone port for transit shipments you are exempt from BSC waiver in certain cases.
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