BURKINA FASO

Bukina Faso Shippers Council declared that effective in 2001 that all cargo destined for Burkina Faso must have a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) or Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN). Some shipping lines may not load cargo without the CTN number. Cargo arriving without a Cargo Tracking Note may be subject of fines and delays.

Cargo Tracking Notes will not be issued at discharge port.

Procedure:

  • Submit the required documents by email or online submission.
  • You will be sent a draft and an invoice, typically within the same day.
  • Once your payment has been received and you approve the draft, a validation (URN) will be sent.
  • The Unique Registration Number (URN) must be placed on the Final Bill of Lading

Timeline:

  • The CTN must be validated within 5 days of the vessel sailing.  Any ECTN requested more than  5 days after sailing will be considered invalid at the discharge port.  No regularization at destination port.
  • Since the CTN is validated by the authorities in the destination country, the process from submitting a request to final validation can take 3-5 days.

Below are the required documents for this certificate:

– Bill of Lading
– Commercial Invoice
– Freight Invoice (required if the freight amount is not specified on commercial invoice)
– Packing List
– Vehicle Title (if applicable)


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