Transit procedures to import goods from ports located elsewhere in the world to Djibouti or other ports used by Ethiopia

Transit procedures to import goods from ports located elsewhere in the world to Djibouti or other ports used by Ethiopia

Transit procedures and executive bodies for import goods Sea transport from ports located elsewhere to Djibouti and other sea ports used by Ethiopia are the following;

  1. The importer should obtain bank permit, completes the related formalities, and informs the Maritime Affairs Authority within 24 hours of the bank permit being issued;
  2. Next, the shipping agent one week before the shipment arrives at the sea port, notify the importer and customs commission of Ethiopia about the expected arrival time of the cargo;
  3. Commercial banks notify importers to take their bill of loading within one day of receiving;
  4. Importers complete necessary formalities and get bill of loading from commercial banks within one day;
  5. Next, Importers should complete other documents and give forwarding Instruction to the freight forwarder;
  6. Within 3 days of issuing the forwarding Instruction, the forwarder submits the completion of the transit permit from the customs and it to the maritime affairs authority at the port;
  7. The transitor of the port countries along with the forwarder will complete the formalities of the sea port within two days and make them ready for shipment;
  8. The transitor of the port countries along with the freight forwarder will complete the necessary documents within two days after the completion of the sea formalities and prepare the vehicle and complete loading the cargo onto the vehicle;
  9. The transporter then takes over and transports the cargo;
  10. Next, the Customs will give the waybill to the forwarder and complete the inspection as soon as the forwarders have submitted the document;
  11. Finally, the consignee completes the necessary formalities and clears the goods from the customs territory.

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