Burkina Faso ECTN Waiver Certificate 

ECTN stands for Electronic Cargo Tracking Note and it is a legal requirement by the customs authority in Burkina Faso. The Burkina Faso ECTN certificate enables authorities to identify, control, track and forecast the traffic of imported goods.


Import Procedures

Any cargo directed towards Burkina Faso should be covered by the ECTN certificate. The new ECTN requirement replaced the previous Inspection Procedure, enabling Customs Control Office to electronically track the traffic of imports.

Necessary Documents

  • Original bill of lading copy (BL);
  • Commercial invoice copy;
  • Customs declaration copy;

Price List

Acquiring the waiver comes at additional costs to the importer/exporter. These costs depend on the type of cargo (20ft, 40ft, Break Bulk, RO-RO, etc.), a number of containers, the number of Bills of Lading raised and the country of discharge for the shipment.

Burkina Faso’s electronic cargo tracking note cost was updated. Contact US for more details

Goods banned that are worth to mention

  • Beef and veal meats coming from Belgium, France, Ireland, Portugal, Holland, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland;

Regulations & Restrictions

Burkina Faso ECTN certificate must be requested by the exporter. The forwarding authorized agent can apply for the ECTN waiver on behalf of the freight owner in certain cases.

Importer/ Exporter must obtain Burkina Faso ECTN waiver 5 days before the vessel arrives at the port. Failure to present valid certificate or fabricated ECTN number leads to a fine of up to $ 2500 USD per Bill of lading, plus the regulations charge determined by Burkina Faso Customs.

Please note, you only have to acquire Burkina Faso ECTN certificate when your shipment’s final destination is Burkina Faso. Even if you are using neighbor country ports, you do NOT have to get CTN for those countries, as Burkina Faso is the final discharge destination.

Apply for Burkina Faso ECTN Now

If you have all the required documents mentioned above, you can send the copies via e-mail to get your Burkina Faso Electronic CTN certificate validated Today. Alternatively, contact us if you have any concerns or your questions were not answered here.

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