The South Sudanese Customs Authority is introducing the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note for all shipments to/from South Sudan and appointed Antaser Afrique as its strategic partner for the management of this ECTN.
For all shipments to and from South Sudan (transit cargo included), the shipper or his forwarder is required to issue an ECTN in the port of loading and submit it to Antaser Afrique for validation.
Each Bill of Lading must be covered by at least one ECTN and its unique number needs to be inserted in the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest under penalty of fines.
Cargoes arriving without a valid ECTN will be blocked for delivery by the local customs in South Sudan.
This new regulation takes effect as from April 15th 2019 (up to now as arriving date at Mombasa/Dar es Salaam). For cargo already on board, the ECTN must be provided and be inserted in the “description of goods” of Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest before 15th April. 2019. For the new booking cargo from now, the same thing must be done within 2 days after cargo on board.