Burundi ECTN Waiver Certificate

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


Import Procedures

Any cargo directed towards Burundi should be covered by the ECTN certificate. The new certificate 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.

Burundi ECTN contact with us for information and pricing.

Goods banned that are worth to mention

  • No special prohibited goods;

Regulations & Restrictions

Burundi 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 an ECTN waiver 5 days before the vessel arrives at the port. Failure to present valid ECTN 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 Burundi Electronic CTN certificate when your shipment’s final destination is Burundi. Even if you are using neighbor country ports, you do NOT have to get CTN for those countries, as Burundi is the final discharge destination.

Apply for Burundi ECTN Now

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

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