Flag of Niger ECTN - Niger

An “ELECTRONIC CARGO TRACKING NOTE (ECTN) / BORDEREAU ELECTRONIQUE DE SUIVI DE CARGAISON (BESC)”, also known as a cargo waiver, is mandatory for all shipments to Niger. The relevant formalities must be completed at the loading port. The ECTN/BESC number must be noted in the cargo documents (bill of lading, manifest). Incoming cargo without an approved ECTN/BESC will be blocked for customs clearance/delivery and risk significant delays and penalties.

Required documents and information:

  • Copy bill of lading, correctly dated
  • Commercial invoice, with separately stated FOB goods value and ocean freight costs (otherwise an additional ocean freight invoice or ocean freight declaration is required)
  • Export customs document
  • Country of Origin

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