An "ELECTRONIC CARGO TRACKING NOTE (ECTN) / BORDEREAU ELECTRONIQUE DE SUIVI DES CARGAISONS (BESC)", also known as a cargo waiver, is mandatory for all shipments to Burundi. The ECTN/BESC number must be noted in the shipping documents (bill of lading, manifest). The ECTN/BESC must be issued at the port of loading. Incoming cargo without an approved ECTN/BESC will be blocked for clearance and delivery and risks considerable penalties.
Documents and information required:
- Copy bill of lading, correctly dated
- Commercial invoice, with FOB value of goods and ocean freight costs shown separately (otherwise a ocean freight invoice or ocean freight declaration is also required)
- Export Customs Document
- Country of Origin