Maritrade USA

Your Source for African ECTN/BESC





Mandatory ECTN will be required for each bill of lading dated from July 1, 2018

Ghana requires that all applications for the ECTN be completed and validated within 5 calendar days after the start of the application process. If applicant fails to provide all documents and completes the process within 5 days after start of the application, the application will be TIMED-OUT. Once application is timed out, shipment becomes subject to an Amendment Penalty. Failure of the Exporter to provide all required documents within the 5 days will be responsible for the Amendment Penalty.


Required prior to start of the application:

  • Bill of Lading
  • FOB Commercial Invoice of cargo value
  • Ocean Freight Invoice
  • Harmonized (HS) Code (Multiple HS codes can be provided)
  • Payment of invoice
  • Packing list
  • Customs Export Declaration


Please note that the ECTN process will not be started until all above items above are received.
Strongly suggested that the shipper provide all documentation and payment soonest vessel departs from load port. This will allow sufficient for validation prior arrival at discharge port.


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