4.1.2014 — Burundi Ministerial Ordinance No. 540/409 becomes effective with Bill of Lading date April 1, 2014 and now requires that all cargo destined for Burundi must obtain an ECTN at loading port. No ECTN will be issued at destination. ECTN numbers must be included in ships manifest before acceptance by the Burundi port and customs authorities. Cargo arriving in Burundi without the ECTN will be subject to fines ranging from USD 10,000.00 to USD 50,000.00.
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