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Senegal - Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) Implementation

Senegal - Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) Implementation

Dear Valued Customer,  

We would like to inform you that effective ​1​st​ March 2019 (BL date), ​a cargo Tracking Note (CTN) is mandatory for all shipments to Senegal.  

It is mandatory for all Export cargo bound ​to a destination in Senegal ​to have a pre-validated CTN (Cargo Tracking Note) per commodity item which need to be mentioned on the BL and Cargo Manifest. ​Shipper is responsible to provide the CTN within 14 days after vessel departure from origin or prior vessel arrival at Dakar (Senegal) whichever comes first.  ​With effective from 1st August 2019 (BL date), ​ONE will hold BL issuance until CTN is received from shipper and a surcharge of USD250/BL will be imposed if CTN submission is beyond the designated deadline. 

The CTN procedure is not applicable for cargo in transit or transshipped at Senegal.  Please be aware that for ‘in transit’ cargo it is mandatory to mention in the body of the BL the following remark “Container in transit for xxx”. If the aforementioned requirement is not complied with there is a risk Senegalese customs authority may block the cargo as the cargo will be considered as local Senegalese cargo.

As per Senegalese law the aforementioned CTN procedure it to be adhered to in full by all shippers moving cargo to Senegal.  Non adherence may result in delays in cargo release and fines being issued by COSEC. All costs & consequences related to non-adherence of the CTN procedure will be for shipper’s account. We continue to keep you informed of any further development. Should you have any questions, please contact your local ONE office.  

Thank you for your support.  

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