Togo ECTN2019-11-07T14:10:32+00:00

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Togo ECTN Certificate

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ECTN certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Togo as the final destination. The ECTN requirement was implemented by Togolese Customs officials in 2000, obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Togo shores. Failing to present valid ECTN 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.

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Procedure

According to Togo Customs Regulations numbered 2001-066 (09/03/01) and 007/MTRH effective from May 9, 2000, all sea cargo shipped to Togo requires an Electronic Cargo Tracking Number (ECTN) certificate.

Togo ECTN must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). GETCTN is the fastest agency of Togo Customs acting to assist exporters obtaining ECTN certificate. The ECTN Togo certificate is also called CTN certificate or electronic CTN.

The aim of the ECTN 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 ECTN certificate Today.

Requirements

ECTN waiver for Togo can be issued with the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading – a Draft copy can be used for the draft.
  • Commercial Invoice 
  • Freight Invoice – If not mentioned on Commercial Invoice
  • Export Customs Declaration – Details have to be same across all documents if it is not Cross-trade.

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You do not need to worry about filling in ECTN application form or register to any account when you apply for Togo 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 ECTN number for your Lome bound consignment.

Regulations

  • According to Togo Customs regulations, the authorized person must apply for the certificate cargo from the assigned agent.
  • The authorized person must validate the ECTN at the latest  5 days before the vessel arrives at the destination.
  • Shipment arriving without ECTN or false information in the ECTN results in a fine of an amount that is twice of the cost of the ECTN, plus the regulation charge determined by Togolese National Port officials.

We encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible! To get your ECTN for Togo online, please submit your request by clicking the below button.

Note Application

The Togo ECTN 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) must apply for its own ECTN certificate
  • Per BL for the break bulk. ( Max 300 tonnes per BSC)

The Togo ports are widely used for transit purposes. They are mainly used for transit shipments to Burkina Faso and Niger, as well as Ghana and Benin, though they have their own ports. Whether the goods discharged at the Togo ports for transit purposes or as a final destination, each shipment must have valid Togo ECTN certificate.

Contact us to obtain Togo ECTN certificate Today, inquire the ECTN fees or find out if ECTN is necessary for your export shipment. You may also contact us for your ECTN Togo via contact number given on the Contact us page or via the quick form below.

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Here at GetCTN, we are the only CTN provider for all destinations in Africa with an avarage validation period of 24 hours. We know what it takes to have your cargo certified with CTN certificate and we strive to give you a spectacular experience every time. We are so confident that if you are not 100% satisfied with our service, we’ll refund your full payment. No ifs & No buts.
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Mishri Limbu CTN Customer

I was given the responsibility of looking after logistics of a substantial, 500 container project that had to be shipped from India to Burkina Faso in an around 6-month timeframe for building cement grinding plant. Initially, I knew nothing about ECTN certificate. Given the volume and the risk of the project, I was allocated a full week for ECTN research. Finding Getctn.com has led to the successful accomplishment of my groundwork within several minutes. Now the whole project is completed and I want to thank the Getctn team for their patient support over the past 6 months.

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Michael-Weils-Customer

As a group of industrial engineering students we had crowd funded project to build water sources in several parts of African continent. In order to ship necessary materials and recourses waiver certificates were mandatory. We are more than grateful for GetCTN timely service which in a way was also cheaper than others.

Michael Weils, Southampton University
Óliver-Moya-Freixa-Customer

GetCTN.com consistently delivers excellently timed certificates. We have enjoyed working with them for the past several months obtaining Benin BESC and Liberia CTN certificates. If we are unclear with procedures of applying for CTN document for a new country, the getctn team member explains it over a phone call. Now we consider them a strategic business partner and plan to work many more years.

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Jagan-Mohan-Customer

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.

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Tobias H.

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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Na-Wang

I am start-up cargo shipment founder in China. I often request validating certificate to Africa from getctn.com Kyle is always very helpful

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Olivia-Xian-Customer

Tom is an expert not only in Cargo Tracking Note but also in the whole international logistics sector. At the very first conversation with him, you realize that he has been in this business for many years. His knowledge, his advice has truly contributed to the growth of my freight forwarding business.

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Kovács-A.-Customer

Before I came across  getctn.com, I submitted applications to many agents claiming to be issuing Angola CNCA document. I got only 2 replies. First, within 3 minutes, explaining the details of how to apply and what documents required. The speed that Kyle and his team operates at is just outstanding. Just check it yourself. Submit your interest for waiver certificate and get your answer in 5 min.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Togo ECTN for vehicle2019-07-23T16:17:36+00:00

Togo ECTN certificate is necessary for every cargo shipment. You can have up to 5×40′ containers per each Togo ECTN certificate. However, you can only have one vehicle per ECTN certificate. Even though two chassis are covered by one BL, you are obliged to apply for 2 ECTN. Say your shipment contains five chassis on one BL, you are expected to have 5 ECTN numbers. All in all, you will have one Togo ECTN for an individual vehicle.

Do I need to get ECTN if my shipment is in transit through Togo?2019-03-20T19:40:52+00:00

Yes. The Togo ports are widely used for transit purposes. They are mainly used for transit shipments to Burkina Faso and Niger, as well as Ghana and Benin, though they have their own ports, in certain cases. Whether the goods discharged at the Togo ports for transit purposes or as a final destination, each shipment must have valid Togo ECTN certificate.

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Is it mandatory to mention Togo ECTN number on Bill of Lading?2019-03-20T19:44:19+00:00

Yes. Togo ECTN validation process is split into two parts. First, the certificate gets pre-validated, where the shipper be provided with the ECTN number. Then, we require the Original Bill of Lading copy with the ECTN number so we can validate the certificate.

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ECTN or BSC certificate for Togo consignment2019-03-20T20:16:02+00:00

You may also be asking weather ECTN or BSC certificate for your shipment

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[09:22] getctn visitor: we need to know which is the waiver needed for a shipment of 17×20′ container to TOGO as final destination, is it ECTN or just BSC?
[09:23] representative: those two are same certificates one is in English (ECTN) another is in French (BSC)
[09:24] representative: particularly for Togo the certificate is called ECTN
[09:24] representative: do you want me to explain you the procedures?
[09:27] getctn visitor: BESC is still the same certificate?
[09:27] representative: Yes, BESC is also another name for the same certificate
[09:32] V1520500499847206: ok, thank you. we’ll return to you for procedure and cost once the shipment will be ready
[09:36] representative: sure
[09:42] representative: thank you

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Why After Carriage Value is needed to get Togo ECTN2019-03-20T20:21:36+00:00

Q: What is After Carriage Value?

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A: After Carriage Value is the transportation charges between the port of discharge and the delivery address. This charge must be shown on the commercial invoice to obtain Togo ECTN.

Q: Why After Carriage Value must be shown on the commercial invoice to apply for Togo ECTN?

A: In some cases, especially when Incoterm is DAP (Delivery At Place), Togo Custom Authorities require After Carriage value along with FOB and Freight value to be depicted on the Commercial Invoice.

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Togo ECTN regulations2019-03-20T20:33:22+00:00

REGULATIONS for Togo ECTN certificate are as follows:

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● Shippers or the forwarder agent have to submit ECTN certificate within 5 days before the vessel arrives to the Togolese customs. ● The ECTN waiver certificate must be requested by the Charger BEFORE loading of cargo. ● Draft Bill of lading is required in order to generate ECTN number. ●All ECTN must be validated NO LATER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER ECTN NUMBER IS GENERATED. Click the link for more Information and to Apply for Togo ECTN. Any questions, we are Live NOW Togo ECTN regulations

What is ECTN?2019-07-21T16:06:38+00:00

ECTN is another form a waiver document and stands for Electronic Cargo Tracking Note. You may have heard about Bordereau de Suivi Cargaison (BSC) or Loading Certificate that is exactly same as ECTN document.

These waiver certificates are an official marine document that contains information relating to the cargo and its movement between ports. Certain African countries require this from shippers with an aim to effectively control, supervise and manage import/export traffic of the country. Each ECTN must be applied and validated at the loading port and are fundamental for the imports custom clearance upon arrival. Cargoes not covered by a valid ECTN will be blocked by the local Customs until the presentation of the final ECTN and appropriate fine will be charged

Waiver documents have full details of the exporter/ importer, shipping method (containerised, groupage, etc), type and value of goods being transported, name of vessel and cost of freight for the shipment. These waivers are dealt with by the importer or exporter and must be filed before the cargo arrives at its port of discharge. The timeframe and duration devoted to getting the certificate validated vary immensely. We advise you to consult with our agents to find out what is the deadline for applying the CTN certificate of your discharge country. Your shipment will be penalised and ECTN will not be issued if you miss the certification deadline.

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ECTN application

In order to file for ECTN application we need the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Export Entry Bill

Of course, some Country CTN authorities ask for additional supporting documents which will be advised to you during the ECTN application consultation.

ECTN application must be submitted if you are planning cargo types of Container, Bulk, Mafi, RORO (of a certain age).

Countries requiring ECTN

Since ECTN is the same certificate as other loading certificates it is generally applicable for all countries listed below. By clicking on the specific country you can learn more about the requirements:

ECTN: Republic of Chad  Togo  Guinea Conakry  Libya  Central African Republic  Republic of Congo  Burkina Faso  BurundiEquatorial Guinea

CTN: GhanaLiberiaSierra Leone South Sudan

BESC: BeninCameroon

BSC: Ivory Coast  Senegal  Niger  Madagascar  Mali

FERI: Democratic Republic of Congo

CNCA: Angola

BEITC: Gabon

CEE: Guinea Bissau

Togo ECTN necessary documents2019-03-21T06:55:23+00:00

In order to issue the Togo ECTN certificate, we need you to forward the following documents:

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Note: You are only obliged to obtain ECTN certificate to Togo if it is your final destination. If you are using Togo for transit shipments, you are exempt from ECTN waiver in certain cases.

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