Chad ECTN Waiver Certificate 

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


Import Procedures

As of 01.04.2003, any cargo directed towards the Republic of Chad 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.

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Goods banned that are worth to mention

  • No special import ban is known

Regulations & Restrictions

Chad E-CTN 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 Chad E-CTN 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 Chad Customs. Please note, you only have to acquire Chad Electronic Cargo Tracking Note certificate when your shipment’s final destination is Chad. Even if you are using Douala port, you do NOT have to apply for the Cameroon waiver certificate, as Chad is the final discharge destination.

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

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