If you are shipping to Africa you must get a waiver certificate which also called as ECTN, CTN, BSC, BESC or CNCA documents. You may go directly related countries regulation page by clicking the name of the country.

Some national ports are subject to pre-registration of the shipment. This used to be called a wavier destination, but these days it is referred to as the BSC (Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons) or Cargo Tracking Note (CTN).

ECTN: Electronic Cargo Tracking Note

BSC: Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaisons

🇦🇴 Angola CNCA, 🇧🇯 Benin BESC, 🇧🇫 Burkina Faso ECTN, 🇧🇮 Burundi ECTN, 🇨🇲 Cameroon BESC, 🇨🇫 The Central African Republic, 🇹🇩 Chad BESC, 🇨🇩 The Democratic Republic of Congo FERI, 🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea ECTN, 🇬🇦 Gabon BIETC, 🇬🇼 Guinea Bissau CEE, 🇬🇳 Guinea Conakry ECTN, 🇨🇮 Ivory Coast BSC, 🇱🇷 Liberia CTN, 🇱🇾 Libya ECTN, 🇲🇬 Madagascar BSC, 🇲🇱 Mali BSC, 🇳🇪 Niger BSC, 🇳🇬 Nigeria ICTN, 🇨🇬 The Republic of Congo ECTN, 🇸🇳 Senegal BSC, 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone ENS / BSC, 🇸🇸 South Sudan ECTN, 🇹🇬 Togo CTN

What is Waiver Certificate?

The waiver that you are responsible to provide as an exporter or freight forwarder, is a special document which has major data from BL, invoice and export decleration. These information get together in Waiver document (ECTN) and submitted to related governments database.

The waiver for the shipping industry includes all the information of the involved parties, the values/ description and the volume of the goods, shipping information and other relevant information.

It helps the Customs Authorities to observe, control and manage the import traffic effortlessly.

Which are Documents Using as Waiver for Cargoes?

The waiver which has also many other names like CTN, BSC, BESC, ENS, CNCA (ARC), BIETC (BIC), CEE, FERI (AIR-FERI), ECTN is mandatory mainly for the West African countries and also for some North and Central African Countries.

Regardless of the type of shipment, mostly sea shipments but also air and road shipments for some countries, you need to get the waiver certificate.

Bulk, Breakbulk, Ro/Ro, Container, Groupage, General Cargo and even the Diplomatic Cargoes. In this regard, it is one of the most egalitarian enforcement in the continent.

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How to Obtain Waiver Certificate for West African Shipments?

We, as GetCTN team, assure you that obtaining the waiver certificate for your shipment will be the easiest thing you do among all the shipping procedure.The only thing you need to do is providing the required documents to us via email.

Mostly these documents are the * Bill of Lading, * The Commercial Invoice and the * Freight Invoice. Though, these documents may change depending on the final destination country.

For your further questions about the procedure, the list of the required document and our tariff, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact us for more about Waiver Service for Africa. You can find all of contact information for GetCTN, just reach our contact page to see them.