About Equatorial Guinea ECTN

According to the Equatorial Guinea Port Authority Act, the Customs and Excise Department of Equatorial Guinea 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.

According to the law of Equatorial Guinea, all goods destined for Equatorial Guinea should apply for CTN Number. Without applying for the ECTN in advance will be deemed to violate the transport regulations of Equatorial Guinea, 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 Equatorial Guinea ECTN

The original Equatorial Guinea ECTN certificate (in PDF format) will be sent to the applicant. The original certificate will be forwarded to the consignee and the shipping company at the port of destination for customs clearance at the port of destination.

Equatorial Guinea 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 declarations scan.

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

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