CAMEROON

As of 2010 Conseil Malien des Chargeurs/Malian Shippers Council requires that all sea cargo arriving at Mali borders require a Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) / Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison (BSC). Some shipping lines may not load cargo without the CTN number. ALERT, . 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, validation will be sent.

Timeline:

Once we receive this information, we will issue a draft ECTN and an invoice for fees, once payment is received and draft is approved, please allow up to 48 hours for ECTN to be released by CNCC Authorities.

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2018 ANY SHIPPER FAILING TO OBTAIN THE ECTN AT LOAD PORT WILL BE PENALIZED EQUAL TO 150% OF THE ECTN VALUE.

Below are the required documents for this certificate:

– VGM (Verified Gross Mass)
– Transaction ID Number (single windows)
– Bill of Lading
– Commercial Invoice (this must reflect the incoterms)
– Freight Invoice (required if the freight amount is not specified on commercial invoice)


Request a Quote:

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    To Submit Your Request Electronically Please Upload Your Files:

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    Acceptable file types are: .pdf .doc .docx .jpg .xls .xlsx

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      CIRCULARS

      2.2.2022 — The General Manager of the Cameroon National Shippers’ Council hereby reminds persons engaged in foreign trade that pursuant to instructions from the Administration on the digitization of foreign trade operations, the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) is a document that allows shippers to anticipate customs clearance procedures. Consequently, late ECTN submission and regularization procedures are exceptional measures subject to special processing fees.

      Since the start of 2022, it has been noticed that this seems to be a more common option for shippers. Should this trend continue, the CNSC will be obliged to considerably increase the late ECTN submission or regularization penalty fee.

      As a reminder, ECTNs are established through our port agents and submitted for validation no later than two days prior to the arrival of the consignment in Cameroon.

      Click Here to view copy of the certificate

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      1.8.2021 — The General Manager of the Cameroon National Shippers’ Council herby informs CNSC Port Agents that it is generally prohibited to make changes to the information contained in the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN).

      Click Here to view copy of the certificate

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