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

Shipping Ports in Guinea

  • ​Conakry

Pre-Shipment Inspection for Guinea

Guinea requires that Pre-Shipment Inspection (PSI) / Fiche de Demande d’Inspection (FDI) is carried out for all cargo imports to the country. This is undertaken in the port of load (POL) country for the purpose of customs clearance. Pre-Shipment Inspection is mandated by the Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et du Plan as per contract dated 31/03/08.

Minimum Value for Pre-Shipment Inspection

USD 1100

Information and documents required for creating ECTN Certificate

  • ​Bill of Lading (Final B/L for validation) 
  • ​Commercial invoice / currency must be mentioned in USD or EURO
  • ​Freight invoice in the same currency (not needed in case the freight charges are mentioned on the commercial invoice)
  • ​Export Customs document
  • ​Country of Origin of the goods

Shipping Goods Exempted from Pre-Shipment Inspection

  • ​Objects of art
  • ​Precious metals, precious stones
  • ​Goods with a total FOB value under USD1100
  • ​Ammunition and weapons
  • ​Explosives and pyrotechnic products
  • ​Scrap metals
  • ​Live animals
  • ​Current newspapers and periodicals
  • ​ Personal effects and domestic used items, including one used vehicle in the case of move attested by the authority of the previous address.
  • ​Used tyres
  • ​Imports totally exonerated of duties and taxes
  • ​Commercial samples
  • ​Gifts from foreign governments or international organisations to the State, to recording studios and libraries, charity organisations, religious missions, foundations, and philanthropic organisations identified as being of public unity by the Government of Guinea.
  • ​Gifts and supplies to diplomatic and consular missions or organisations depending on the United Nations Organisations imported for their own use in Guinea.
  • ​Plants and fresh cut or artificial flowers
  • ​Perishable consumer foods shipped at ambient temperature or refrigerated
  • ​Cinematographic films for public projection – exposed and developed

Prohibited Goods for Import to Guinea


Restrictive Goods Shipping to Guinea


Charges for Guinea ECTN Certificate

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

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