BSC is a compulsory document for all shipments to IVORY COAST


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Ivory Coast has officially joined the list of nations using the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) system, which gives me great pleasure. By offering a single community platform for all shipping documents, this system is intended to simplify the process of sending goods to the Ivory Coast. Shipment agents can electronically submit shipping documents using the web-based ECTN system. A distinct tracking number is then generated by the system for each shipment. Customs officials can use this number to follow the status of the shipment and check that all paperwork is in place.

The following nations presently employ the ECTN system: -Mali -Niger -Senegal -Togo -Burkina Faso -Cameroon -Congo -Gabon -Ivory Coast We advise you to use the ECTN system to speed up the transportation of merchandise to the Ivory Coast. Please check our website for additional details to better grasp ECTN.

    The Ivory Coast requires all ships calling at its ports to obtain an ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) before arrival. The ECTN is a document that ensures that the correct taxes and duties are paid on cargo imported into the Ivory Coast. It also simplifies the customs clearance process and can be obtained relatively easily.

    Here is a step-by-step guide on how to obtain an ECTN for your shipment to the Ivory Coast:
    1. Collect the necessary documents To apply for an ECTN, you will need the following documents: -
    • Signed ECTN application form
    • Copy of the bill of lading or air waybill
    • Commercial invoice
    • Packing list
    2. Apply Once you have gathered all of the required documents, you can submit the application to the National Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Export (ANAPI). ANAPI is responsible for issuing ECTNs in the Ivory Coast. The application can be submitted online, by mail, or in person at the ANAPI office in Abidjan.
    What is the purpose of the ECTN?
    The ECTN is used to track shipments of cargo leaving the European Union. The ECTN ensures that the proper export licenses and taxes are paid.

    What information is required to obtain an ECTN? To obtain an ECTN, the following information is required:
    • The name and address of the shipper
    • name and address of the consignee
    • port of loading
    • port of discharge
    • country of destination
    • Harmonized System code for the cargo
    • value of the cargo
    • weight of the cargo
    • volume of the cargo.

    How is the ECTN obtained?
    The ECTN is obtained by applying for an export license with the local Chamber of Commerce.
  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice (required if the freight amount is not specified on commercial invoice)

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