BSC is a compulsory document for all shipments to MALI


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Mali is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria to the north, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso to the south, Guinea to the southwest, Senegal to the west, and Mauritania to the northwest. Its population is estimated to be 18 million. Its capital is Bamako. Mali is a poor country with underdeveloped infrastructure. The vast majority of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture. About one-third of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic. Manganese, gold, and phosphate deposits are Mali's main natural resources. Mali is a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

ECOWAS is a regional economic union of fifteen countries located in West Africa. The primary purpose of ECOWAS is to promote economic integration and cooperation among its member states. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has a Certificate of Origin regime known as the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS). The ETLS allows for the free movement of goods between member states.

    Procedure for getting an ECTN of MALI An ECTN, or Export Control Text Note, is required for the export of certain goods from Mali. The ECTN is obtained from the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Bamako, Mali. To obtain an ECTN,

    The following documents must be submitted to the Ministry:
    1. A letter of request from the exporter
    2. A commercial invoice
    3. A packing list
    4. A bill of lading
    The Ministry will issue the ECTN once the above documents have been submitted and reviewed. The ECTN must then be presented to the customs authority at the port of export in order to obtain permission to export the goods.
    How do I obtain an ECTN Mali?
    To obtain an ECTN, you must submit a completed export control license application to BIS. You can find the export control license application on the BIS website.

    How long is an ECTN Mali valid?
    An ECTN is valid for one year from the date of issuance.

    Do I need an ECTN if I am exporting from the United States to Mali?
    Yes, you will need an ECTN if you are exporting from the United States to Mali.
  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice (required if the freight amount is not specified on commercial invoice)

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