Please be guided that effective as of the 1st March 2019, a Cargo Tracking Note (BESC) becomes mandatory for shipments of all cargo types to Senegal.
Please note below;
– the CTN is a mandatory document to allow the admissibility of the customs declaration, and to avoid the risk of fines from COSEC and additional penalty charges.
– The CTN is the shipper’s responsibility
– The CTN is to be declared on the Bills of lading & manifest. Manifests must be submitted ASAP and no later than 72 hours prior to arrival, therefore CTN should be provided at time of booking or at the time of sailing.
– Failure to provide timely CTN numbers will result in manifest amendments. The submission of CTN numbers after the manifest has been presented to Senegalese customs will be subject to the COSEC penalty charge along with all relevant manifest amendment fees, additional fines and administration fees, all of which are payable prior cargo release. Charges and fines remain the responsibility of the Shipper.
Shippers can refer to the following website for more information and to obtain a valid CTN