Central African Republic


An ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) certificate is required for all shipments going to Central African Republic.

Shipping Ports in Central African Republic

  • Bangui

To know more about Shipping through the above ports into Central African Republic - contact us directly

Pre-Shipment Inspection for Central African Republic

Not required

Information and documents required for creating an ECTN

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

Shipping Goods Exempted from Central African Republic ECTN Certificate

  • ​Objects of art
  • ​Precious metals
  • ​Live animals
  • ​Precious stones
  • ​Ammunition and arms other than for hunting and/or sport, similar materials and equipment imported by the Army itself
  • ​Medicines
  • ​Cinematographic films, exposed and developed
  • ​Parcel post
  • ​Current newspapers and periodicals
  • ​Goods imported for which the FOB value is below XAF 500,000
  • Imports for United Nations Organisations, for their own use

Prohibited Goods for Import to Central African Republic

  • None

Restrictive Goods Shipping to Central African Republic

  • Sugar: any request for a DIC is subject to the submission by the importer of the original of the interdepartmental authorisation granted for importing sugar in to the Central African Republic

Charges for Central African Republic ECTN Certificate

For creating a ECTN certificate for Central African Republic, different rates are applicable. This depends on the Port of Loading and type of shipment, like LCL,  FCL,  Breakbulk or RORO.

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