Central African Republic ECTN is a mandatory digital certificate to be presented at the customs indicating shipper and consignee information, loading & discharge ports and dates and cargo details such as kind and quantity of the cargo, goods value, freight value, etc.
CTN or any other loading certificate does inform the port authorities regarding the arrival date of the cargo and quantity allowing the authorities to be prepared for the discharge operations in advance. CTN also prevents corruption stating the actual price of the imported goods and forwarding below mentioned transporting documents shortly after the loading of the cargo assuring authorities all transportation documents are authentic and are in order.
Without the CTN certificate, the cargo could not be cleared at the customs and a penalty will be in question in addition to the demurrage costs that have occurred until a valid CTN certificate is presented at the customs.
Bill of Lading
Freight Invoice (if the freight value is not noted on the commercial invoice)
Customs Declaration Form
CTN certificate is issued on the basis of the transportation documents submitted online and physical examination of the cargo will not be necessary.
Validation of the certificate will take 2 to 3 days and is under the initiative of the authorities.
Central Africa’s import volume was declared to be $ 229 million.
Central Africa’s export volume was declared to be $ 62.4 million.
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