About Mali ECTN

According to the Mali Port Authority Act, the Customs and Excise Department of Mali 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 while Chinese commonly known as electronic cargo tracking note.

Decree of the Act, all shipments to Mali must apply for the ECTN in advance. Otherwise, it will be deemed to violate the transport regulations of Mali, 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 Mali ECTN

The original Mali 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.

Mali ECTN processing procedures

1.Providing the application form,Bill of lading ,Commercial invoice and Freight invoice(If the commercial invoice does not show the freight,this document need to be provided).

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 stamped Freight invoice.

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) Freight invoice stamped

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Mali is a landlocked country, which is dominated by highways. Import and export goods need to transit through neighboring ports. Bamako as the country’s political, economic, educational, transportation and communication center, is also the country’s largest city.

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