In the year 2000, Guinea Conakry implemented a new regulation for shipments arriving at Guinea Conakry’s shores. This regulation states that an ECTN certificate must accompany all shipments to Guinea Conakry, and without one, there will be severe consequences and a huge fine. It is mandatory for both the Conakry and Kamsar ports. However, if you are using Guinea’s ports for transit purposes, in some cases, it isn’t necessary to have an ECTN certificate.

You would be surprised to know how many people overlook this certificate despite its crucial and mandatory nature.

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      What is Guinea Conakry ECTN?

      ECTN or Electronic Cargo Tracking Note essentially explains its function in its name. It provides authorities with the ability and necessary information to track, manage, and supervise all cargo from loading to discharge, and offers insights about the shipments before they even arrive at the destination. The ECTN includes detailed information about the exporter, the importer, details of the goods being transported along with their value, the cost of the freight, the type of shipment, the name of the vessel, and more.

      What are the required documents?

      Guinea Conakry ECTN Certificate
      • Bill of Lading: This is a document that includes details about the exporter, the importer, the weight of the goods, the shipping line, the vessel name, etc. It also has to contain an issue date and a shipped on board date.
      • 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 only necessary if the freight cost isn’t on the commercial invoice.
      • Export Customs Declaration: Customs Officials of the exporter country prepares this document, and it lists the goods being transported and contains some important details of them.
      • Tax Payer’s ID: It is also known as the NIF Number. The importer must provide it.

      What are the consequences of not having it?

      The ECTN must be validated at least five days before the vessel’s arrival. In its absence, a penalty of twice the amount of the ECTN cost plus the regulation fee set by the Guinea Conakry National Port Officials will be imposed.


      Certificate cost depends on the number of Bill of Ladings 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 quotation.

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