An Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN), also commonly used as Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison (BSC) must be obtained for all shipments to Chad at the port of departure/load (POL).

Chad ECTN Official Directive

The requirement that was initially implemented on April 1st, 2013 must be applied before the B/L date, on any cargo imported in or exported from Chad.

This is mandated by Decree n° 04/PR/PM/MTAC/2013 of Jan. 3rd, 2013 by Le Ministre des infrastructures, des Transports et de I’Aviation Civile.

Whose Responsibility?

  • The responsibility relating to the issuance of the CTN/BSC and all costs is with the shipper.
  • The information required on the CTN/BSC is compulsory.
  • The CTN/BSC number must be included on the manifest.
  • Local representatives at the discharging ports will inspect each and every shipment on the presence of a corresponding CTN.
  • Shipments without a CTN/BSC will result in delays and fines/seizures.
  • For imports, the shipper has to produce the ECTN in a maximum of 5 days after the vessel’s departure from the port of loading.

Required Documents

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial InvoiceFreight Invoice

More about Chad ECTN read at Chad BSC

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