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.

  • Abidjan in transit to Burkina Faso
  • San Pedro in transit to Burkina Faso
  • Accra in transit to Barkina Faso
  • Takoradi in transit to Burkina Faso
  • Lome in transit to Burkina Faso

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.



  • Bill of Lading – B/L dated with ECTN
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Sea Freight invoice if commercial invoice is FOB or – EXW
  • Custom declaration – EXA
  • Packing List
  • Vehicle registration document ( for RO-RO shipment)

  • Collect all mandatory documents
  • Submit your request on-line or by e-mail
  • Wait our feedback with draft, ECTN n° and invoice
  • Check the draft
  • Insert the ECTN n° on B/L description
  • Proceed with payment
  • Confirm the draft
  • Wait the ECTN certificate validated
‼ Attention ‼

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.

Additional Information to be communicate
  • Commercial Invoice:
    • Incoterm
    • HS Code
    • Country of Origin
    • Currency
    • Breakdown of values in EUR/USD
    • Gross Weight in Tons
  • Shipment Tracking:
    • ETD
    • ETA
  • Freight:
    • Prepaid
    • Collect
    • Service
    • Charter Party


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    Commercial invoice (❗️)
    Custom declaration - EXA (❗️)
    Packing List (❗️)
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