ECTN / BESC Guinea


Strong of its skills and experiences, Catalyst has officially been granted the exclusive mandate for ECTN procedure for the CGC in Guinea

The Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) also known as Bordereau Electronique de Suivi Cargaisons (BESC) is an official marine document that contains information relating to the cargo and its movement for customs clearance between ports. In the framework of the monitoring of the maritime cargoes and the control of their transport costs, a unified ECTN/BESC Control System has been set up and the management of which has been granted on an exclusive basis to Catalyst Business Solutions.


The Portal : access here


Record and Submission

  • Sign in needs 2 documents : RCCM and NIF (currently it is just the first one but the second is supposed to be set soon)

  • At least 4 documents are mandatory : Bill of Lading / Export declaration/ Commercial invoice / Freight

  • Invoice (if freight is already on commercial invoice : load commercial invoice twice)

  • Contact : or (to be chosen or both)

  • Delay delivery : 24 hours after submission

  • One mail for each step (sign in under process ; sign in OK with Id and password ; after submission and after validation) : no mail means the step did not run properly that means "try again" or "wrong email address"

General Information

  • Catalyst is the only company (exclusive mandate) which can provide the official ECTN document for Customs clearance. All ECTN delivered by another company will not be taken into account by Customs

  • ECTN document's delivery is free

  • ECTN is applied for validation from loading port (abroad) before commodities are loaded for being carried and at least 2 days (to be confirmed) before shipment

  • All Bill of Lading (B/L) are supposed to have its own ECTN

  • CGC's presentation of the implementation of ECTN : view here

  • Legal documentation : view here

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