Libya ECTN is a loading certificate issued on the basis of the transportation documents mentioning the kind and quantity of the cargo, freight and goods value and shipment details (container details, loading & discharge port and dates etc.). CTN is issued for each Bill of Lading and has a unique number just for subject transportation / Bill of Lading, therefore, each Bill of Lading needs its own CTN certificate / number.
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.
The cargo will not be cleared at the customs without a valid ECTN certificate/number. Since cargo could not be cleared at customs until a valid CTN is presented, the demurrage fee will be in question in addition to a penalty fee at the customs.
Bill of Lading
Exports Customs Declaration
Certificate must be validated in 5 days after the date of the original Bill of Lading otherwise the ECTN certificate will be cancelled.
Any amendment in validated ECTN certificate will be subject to an amendment fee.
Validation process will take 2 to 3 days and is under the initiative of the authorities.
CTN certificate is issued on the basis of the transportation documents submitted online and physical examination of the cargo will not be necessary.
Libya’s import volume was declared to be $ 17.67 million.
Libya’s export volume was declared to be $ 36.44 million.
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