A valid ECTN Benin (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) is essential when importing freight to Benin. Designed to monitor and safeguard shipments entering and leaving the nation, this computerised certification system is necessary.
You can quickly prepare the required ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) document for Benin from Seanautic Marine. Local customs will ban shipments with an invalid ECTN.
For any cargo loaded or discharged in the Port of Cotonou, the shippers or their representatives are required to submit a BESC - Bordereau Électronique de Suivi des Cargaisons, also known as an ECTN Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (sometimes referred to as waiver), and have it verified by a recognised and official party.
Your shipping company will usually take care of obtaining an ECTN on your behalf. If you are arranging your own shipping, you can apply for an ECTN through the website of the European Union’s Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union.
What information do I need to provide to get an ECTN?
To apply for an ECTN, you will need to provide the following information: -Your name and contact information -The name and contact information of the shipper -The name and contact information of the consignee -The port of loading and the port of discharge -The estimated time of departure -The estimated time of arrival -The type of cargo being shipped.