ECTN has now become mandatory for Djibouti. Starting on June 15, 2023, the Djibouti Ports and Free Zone Authority has made it a requirement that all shipments (including transit shipments) obtain a Djibouti ECTN Certificate. This new law applies to all commodities without any exceptions, and the ECTN reference number must be included on the bill of lading.

We offer Djibouti CTN certificates for United States .

One might assume that a certificate as crucial as this wouldn’t be overlooked, but surprisingly, people often face penalties for not having this mandatory certificate more frequently than you might think.

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      What is an ECTN Certificate?

      ECTN is an abbreviation for Electronic Cargo Tracking Note, and its name is quite self-explanatory. This certificate empowers authorities to effectively track, manage, and supervise all cargo from loading to discharge. Furthermore, it furnishes valuable information about shipments even before they reach their destination. The CTN document contains comprehensive details about the exporter, importer, information regarding the transported goods and their value, freight costs, shipment type, vessel name, and more.

      What are the required documents?

      There are 3-4 required documents for the process that you can find in the following:

      • Bill of Lading: It is a document that provides information about the exporter, the importer, the weight of the goods, the shipping line, the vessel name, etc.
      • Commercial Invoice: It contains details of the goods, the freight cost, the incoterm, and some other charges if there is any, etc.
      • Freight Invoice: It is a document only necessary if the freight cost isn’t on the commercial invoice.

      What are the consequences of not having this certificate?

      It is essential to ensure that you possess this certificate at least five days before the vessel’s arrival at the destination port, and this is the latest allowable deadline. Failure to comply may result in a fine equivalent to twice the CTN cost, in addition to a regulation fee.

      How long does it take to get Djibouti CTN certificate?

      We offer the convenience of delivering draft Djibouti ECTN certificates within just 24 hours. Our services extend to exporters worldwide.


      Certificate cost depends on the number of Bill of Lading’s and the containers, the country of origin, the port of discharge, etc. This is why we can’t give you an exact price for the CTN. But if you share your shipment’s details with us we can provide you the best charges for your certificate. We offer free quotations.

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