ECTN / BESC – Electronic Cargo Tracking Note
All maritime shipments with final destination a Burkina Faso shall be regularized by an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note. Generally, this certificate is also called BESC – Bordereau Électronique de Suivi des Cargaisons.
ECTN/BESC certificate is a necessary document requested by Decree n° 2009/0012/MT/MEF of 15/09/2009. Each B/L must be accompanied by an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note.
ECTN must be regularized and validated maximum after 10 days from the date of ECTN n° communication.
To proceed to the final validation it is mandatory to insert the ECTN number on the description of the B/L.
In case of rolling-vehicles shipment it is necessary to provide the vehicle registration document.