Togo ECTN Waiver Certificate

Accordingly, a report from Council/Conseil National de Chargeurs Togolais (CNCT) in 2001, ECTN is mandatory for Togo shipments.

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


Import Procedures

As of 01.02.2005, any cargo discharged in the Port of Lome should be covered to the ECTN certificate. The new ECTN requirement adopted to replace the previous Inspection Procedure. It enables the Togolese Customs Control Office to electronically track the traffic of imports.

Togo ECTN 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

  • To fight against counterfeited goods, Togo Customs require an import license or company approval for all imported pharmaceutical products;

Regulations & Restrictions

Togo certificates 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 a Togo 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 Togo Customs.

Please note, you only have to acquire an ECTN certificate if your shipment is discharged at ports. If your cargo uses Togo for transit, then please apply for the final destination country waiver certificate.

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

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