All marine goods arriving in Chad must be covered by a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) or Electronic Cargo Tracking Note, according to a rule set out by the Chad Shippers Council (ECTN). This requirement is in addition to the current one that states that a bill of lading must be attached to every piece of cargo.
From loading at the port of origin through arrival at the destination, the cargo is tracked via a document known as the CTN or ECTN. To clear the goods for importation, Customs must receive the paperwork, which was provided by the shipping business, at the port of destination. To clear the goods for importation, the CTN or ECTN must be obtained before shipping and shown to Customs at the port of destination.