Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN) are required for importing shipments into many African countries.
CTNs are designed to enhance the efficiency of the customs clearance process and to prevent illicit trade activities.
CTNs include information about the cargo, the vessel, and the exporter and importer of record.
Some CTNs must be obtained prior to loading the cargo onto the vessel, and failure to comply with this requirement can result in fines.
The cost of a CTN varies by country and is usually paid by the exporter.
All CTNs are submitted electronically.
To ensure a smooth submission process, please ensure that you have all of your required documents ready before submitting. You can find the specific requirements for your country on our corresponding country pages.
Please note that the time required for validation may vary depending on the country. To avoid any potential fines, we recommend submitting your documents well in advance of the ship’s arrival.
It is important to note that while some countries may allow for the processing of the CTN in the destination port, others may not. To avoid any potential issues, we strongly recommend familiarizing yourself with all relevant rules and regulations well in advance of the CTN processing deadline.
We pride ourselves on simplifying this complex process for our clients.
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