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F.A.O. Shippers, exporters, forwarders, shipping lines, agents and all parties involved in the trade with Togo.

We would like to inform you that further to the interministerial order no: 001/MEF/MCPSP/MTPT/DC dated April 8th 2015, confirming the practical arrangements for the issuance and management of the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN), the Ministers of Economy and Finance, of Commerce and Promotion of the Private Sector and of Public Works and Transport of the Togolese Republic decree to assign the issuance and management of the ECTN for Togo to the Antaser Afrique Group.

For all shipments to or from Togo (transit cargoes included), the shipper or his forwarder are required to issue an ECTN. Each Bill of Lading must be covered by an ECTN and its unique number needs to be inserted in the Bill of Lading and Cargo Manifest.

Togo is now in addition to Libya, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Chad, Burundi and Central Africa Republic for which Dolphin Movers is already appointed to provide ECTN.

Cargoes not covered by a valid ECTN will not be cleared through the local customs until presentation of the final ECTN and appropriate fines will be charged.

When applying for an ECTN for Togo we require the following documents for completion of the ECTN;

  • Bill of Lading
  • NES Export Customs Document
  • Goods Invoice

All above documents will be attached in the form of a PDF to each and every ECTN.

In order to complete the ECTN successfully, we require the following information if not stated on the above documentation;

1. Freight charges
2. Incoterm
3. Origin of goods

We will then advise you of the charges, once payment is received in the form of cleared funds, we will complete the ECTN on the Global System and forward a copy for your approval. No originals will be couriered or posted, all destination authorities and customs will have access to all ECTN's issued and will carry out online controls for all consignments and vessels entering the relevant ports.

The validated ECTN number will be generated, any amendments after validation will incur additional charges.

All applications and queries must be forwarded to

Thank you for your attention and should you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Maria Yianni on 020 8216 6310.


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