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Equatorial Guinea


Bordereau de Electronic Cargo Tracking Note

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is country in West Africa. It is bordered by 2 countries CAMEROON to the North and GABON to the South/East .

Republic of Equatorial Guinea Administration of Finance and Communication declared that effective in 2016 a Cargo Tracking Note or Formulario Electrónico para el Seguimiento de Operaciones (FESO) is required for all cargo imported into the Republic .

Some shipping lines may not load cargo without the CTN number.

According to Equatorial Guinea Custom regulations numbered N° EG/2013/485/PAA/SGG effective from May 2013, all sea cargo shipped to Equatorial Guinea requires an Electronic Cargo Tracking Number (ECTN) certificate representative.






Documents and Informations required

  • Bill of Lading (Final B/L for validation)
  • Commercial invoice: currency must be mentioned in $ or €
  • Freight invoice in the same currency (not needed in case the freight charges are mentioned on the commercial invoice)
  • Export Customs document (optional)
  • Country of Origin of the goods

Additional information

  • A pre-validated ECTN document must be completed and validated within 5 working days. Otherwise, the ECTN document will be cancelled. All costs involved will be support by the applicant.
  • The ECTN must be validated at least 5 days before the arrival of the ship at destination.


  • Submit online or per email the required documents.
  • You will be sent a draft and an invoice, typically within the same day.
  • Once your payment has been received and you have approved the draft, a validated certificate will be sent


  • The ECTN must be validated before the vessel arrives at the destination. No regularization at destination port.
  • Once payment is received and draft is approved, please allow up to 48 hours for ECTN to be released by CNCC Authorities.


  • A shipment arriving without ECTN or with false information in the ECTN results in a fine twice the cost of the ECTN, plus the regulatory costs determined by the officials of the national port of Equatorial Guinea.