Electronic Cargo Tracking Note
The State of Libya is country located in North Africa. It is bordered by 6 countries by TUNISIA and ALGERIA to the West, NIGER and CHAD to the South and EGYPT and SOUDAN to the East.
According to regulations by the State of Libya, the Minister of Finance and Director of Customs, effective from October 2015, all sea cargo shipped to Libya requires an Electronic Cargo Tracking Number (ECTN) certificate.
An ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) certificate is required for all shipments going to Libya.
Documents and Informations required
- Bill of lading (Original for validation)
- Commercial Invoice: currency must be mentioned in $ or in €
- Freight invoice (if freight value is not on commercial invoice)
- Certificate of origin
- Libyan company statistical number (ID numbers or VAT number or commercial registration number of Libyan companies)
- Packing list (container numbers and gross and net weights of each container and name and address of shipper/consignee should be noted)
- Export customs declaration (customs declaration).
- Once the draft ECTN is approved, we can submit the ECTN for pre-validation to get the ECTN number.
- The ECTN number can be transmitted to the shipping line in order to obtain the required B/L number.
- For validation of the ECTN we need the final Bill of Lading.
- A pre-validated ECTN should be completed and validated within 5 working days.
- If not, the ECTN will be cancelled. All costs involved will be for the applicant’s account.
- Submit the required documents by email or online.
- You will be sent a draft and an invoice, typically within the same day.
- Once your payment has been received and you have approved the draft, a validated certificate will be sent.
- The CTN document for Liberia must be validated 5 days before the vessels arrival.
- The process can typically be done within 48 hours after receipt of payment.
- 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 Libyan National Port officials.