About Guinea-Bissau ECTN
According to the Guinea-Bissau Port Authority Act, the Customs and Excise Department of Guinea-Bissau has started to implement the ECTN project to further strengthen and improve the efficiency of the transport of goods and to reduce the penalties caused by overdue customs clearance.
ELECTRONIC CARGO TRACKING NOTE, English referred to as ECTN.
According to Guinea-Bissau CTN project notice, all shipments to Guinea-Bissau must apply for the ECTN in advance. Otherwise, it will be deemed to violate the transport regulations of Guinea-Bissau, then customs clearance could not be done successfully on the destination port. In addition, applications for goods arriving at the port of destination will result in high fines.
How to use Guinea ECTN
The original Guinea-Bissau ECTN certificate (in PDF format) will be sent to the applicant. Then the electrical version will be forwarded to the consignee and the shipping company at the port of destination for customs clearance.
Guinea-Bissau ECTN processing procedures
1.Providing the application form，Bill of lading ，Commercial invoice and Export customs document.
2.After receipt of the above application documents, the official payment notice will be issued. The CTN number will be issued once we receive the bank slip and confirm the payment.
3.After receiving the CTN number, the applicant can provide this number to the shipping company to issue the original bill of lading.
4.Providing the original bill of lading，stamped commercial invoice and export customs document.
5.After the certificate is submitted for approval, we will send the electronic version of the certificate to the applicant. The applicant can print out the certificate and send it to the customer or mail it to the customer for customs clearance at the destination.
Required original scan documents for final validation
1) Original Bill of Lading
2) Commercial invoice stamped
3) Export customs document
Need to handle the port of the Guinea-Bissau ECTN
The port of Bissau in Guinea-Bissau (full name: the Republic of Guinea-Bissau THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEBISSAU) west coast central Ke Lu Baer (CORUBAL) estuary north shore, the brink of the Atlantic east,is Guinea-Bissau’s largest lightering port and fishing port. It is the capital of Guinea-Bissau and the country’s foreign trade center, West Africa is also an important transportation hub. Rich in Show more
The main industries are rice, peanut shelling, oil extraction and wood processing. Transportation mainly by road and water transport. The port is about 7km away from the international airport. There are regular scheduled flights to Senegal, Cape Verde and Guinea. The port is a tropical rain forest climate, 7 ~ August prevailing in the north – north wind. The annual average maximum temperature of 41 ℃, the minimum temperature of about 12 ℃. The annual average rainfall of about 2000mm, 5 ~ November for the rainy season. Is a half-day tidal port, the average tidal range of about 5.5m.
There are 2 main berths in the harbor area, with a length of 391m and a maximum water depth of 9m. Loading and unloading equipment has a variety of shore crane, tractor, shiploader, stacker, flatbed, belt conveyor and tugs, including tugs maximum power of 580kW. Operation generally with the ship crane. Large ship anchorage water depth 11m. The annual cargo throughput of about 500,000 tons. The main export goods are textiles, petroleum products, equipment, building materials and transportation equipment. Major trading partners for Portugal, Britain, Yugoslavia, Japan, Italy, Thailand and the Netherlands and other countries.
Bubaque is an island of Guinea-Bissau in western Africa. It is part of the Burgos Islands and is governed by the Boramá area, 75 km. The island is famous for its wildlife and forest. Tourism and economic centers, with an estimated population of approximately 9,244 in 2008.
Cacheu – Guinea-Bissau north-west town, the capital of Cassieu District. In the south bank of the Kashe River estuary, 80 km from the Bissau. After 1588 was a slave trade base,leaving the ancient castle. Local industrial and commercial center. Palm oil, copra, rice distribution center. There are small-scale agricultural products processing industry. Coastal shipping and fisheries are more important.