CAR ECTN Certificate 

ECTN stands for Electronic Cargo Tracking Note and it is a legal requirement by the customs authority in the Central African Republic.

The CAR ECTN certificate enables authorities to identify, control, track and forecast the traffic of imported goods.


Import Procedures

Any cargo directed towards the Central African Republic 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.

CAR ECTN cost for 2017 is approximate:

Goods banned that are worth to mention

  • No special import ban is known

Regulations & Restrictions

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

Central AfricanRepublic does not accept aluminum and 45′ size containers. There is no maximum weight restriction for using the Douala port.

Failure to present valid ECTN certificate or fabricated ECTN number leads to a fine up to $ 2500 USD per Bill of lading, plus the regulations charge determined by Central African Republic Customs.

Apply for CAR ECTN Now

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

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