Electronic Cargo Tracking (ECTN) of shipments to be activated in Libya

By Sami Zaptia.

The Tripoli Ministry of Finance says its Customs Authority will be activating the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note system (ECTN) to better manage and control imports (Photo: PC/GNA).

London, 21 July 2020:

Libya’s Tripoli-based Ministry of Finance announced yesterday that its Customs Authority is in the process of activating the Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN) system to manage and control shipments to Libya

The Ministry said the system is effective in tightening control over imports, in addition to being applied in many countries of the world. It added that the system tracks and follows up on imported goods electronically to provide advance information about them, such as type, quantity, or source of goods, to combat forgery in documents attached to the customs declaration.

It also said the system contributes to the control of toxins and prohibited goods and provides more effective customs control. The system also helps combat corruption, falsified import documents, increases revenues and duties in support of the state budget, and allows the government to know the status and contents of all imported goods, and enhance overall oversight and transparency.

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