Electronic Cargo Tracking Note
The Republic of Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa. It is bordered by 7 countries: in the North-North West by ALGERIA in the North-East by LIBYA, CHAD in the East, in the South by NIGERIA, in the South-South-West by BENIN and in the West-South-West by MALI/BURKINA FASO.
In 2009 the Niger Port Authority and the Customs and Excise Department issued a decree that all cargo arriving at their borders must have a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) or Bordereau de Suiv de Cargaison (BSC).
Some shipping lines may not load cargo without the CTN number.
Cargo Tracking Notes will not be issued at discharge port or when entering the borders.
Documents and Informations required
- Bill of Lading (Final B/L for validation)
- Commercial invoice: currency must be mentioned in $ or €
- Freight invoice in the same currency (not needed in case the freight charges are mentioned on the commercial invoice)
- Export Customs Declaration (Optional)
- Country of Origin of the goods
- According to the Republic of NIGER Custom regulations, all cargo shipped to Niger requires an ECTN waiver.
- A pre-validated ECTN document 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 approve the draft, a validation will be sent.
- The ECTN must be validated before the vessel arrives at the destination. No regularization at destination port.
- The process can typically be done within 24/48H after receipt of payment.
- Cargo arriving without a Cargo Tracking Note may be subject of fines and delays.
- Cargo Tracking Notes will not be issued at discharge port.