Sierra Leone

WAIVER REQUIREMENTS FOR  ​SIERRA LEONE / E​CTN

An ECTN (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note) certificate is required for all shipments going to Sierra Leone.

Shipping Ports in Sierra Leone

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    ​Freetown
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Pre-Shipment Inspection for Sierra Leone

None

Information and documents required for creating an ECTN Certificate

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    ​Bill of Lading or booking confirmation from the Shipping line
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    ​Commercial invoice / currency must be mentioned in USD or EURO
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    ​Freight charges in the same currency as mentioned on the commercial invoice
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    ​H.S. code
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    ​ETS & ETA
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    ​Country of Origin of the goods

Shipping Goods Exempted from Sierra Leone ECTN Certificate

  • ​Arms and ammunition: parts and accessories imported by Government and intended for military or paramilitary use [Tariff Chapter Heading 93]
  • ​Explosives and pyrotechnical products
  • ​Live animals, fruit, vegetables, eggs and fresh, chilled or frozen fish and meat [Tariff Chapter Headings 1, 2, 3, 04.07, 7 and 8]
  • ​Goods with a FOB value not exceeding US$2000 or equivalent
  • ​Precious metals, precious and semi-precious stones [Tariff Chapter Headings 71.01, 71.02, 71.03, 71.04, 71.05, 71.06, 71.07, 71.08, 71.09, 71.10, 71.11 and 71.12]
  • ​Newspapers and periodicals [Tariff Chapter Heading 49.02]
  • ​Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques [Tariff Chapter Heading 97]
  • ​Goods by courier and parcel post
  • ​Personal and household effects
  • ​UN, diplomatic and consular goods imported specifically for their own use
  • ​Electricity
  • ​Goods belonging to Non-Governmental Organizations
  • ​Radioactive and Nuclear Substances

Prohibited Goods for Import to Sierra Leone 

None

Restrictive Goods Shipping to Sierra Leone 

None

Charges for Sierra Leone ECTN Certificate

For creating an ECTN certificate for Sierra Leone, different rates are applicable. This depends on the Port of Loading and type of shipment, like LCL,  FCL,  Breakbulk or RORO.

Additional Information about the ECTN 

We are not able to create a CTN number for Sierra Leone on forehand. Currently it is not possible to create a draft CTN! Right after creation of the CTN document it will be submitted for validation. Although it is not mandatory to mention a CTN number for Sierra Leone on the Master Bill of Lading, the policy of each Shipping line can be different. Please contact your Shipping line to verify if a CTN number is required. The CTN number will be provided after validation.

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