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Cotecna appointed by Ecuador Customs

Press release     
Geneva, 1 October, 2012

Cotecna appointed by Ecuador Customs for new tracking
and transit monitoring service.


Cotecna, one of the world’s leading international trade inspection, security and certification companies, has been officially appointed by the Customs of Ecuador to monitor the traffic of containers that are in transit in Ecuador to bonded warehouses, temporary warehouses and Free Zones.

As published on 21 September by the National Secretariat of Ecuadorian Customs (SENAE) in their Bulletin 206-2012, Cotecna del Ecuador SA will provide the tracking and monitoring services for goods in transit in Ecuador. This service is aimed at importers whose goods are under Ecuador Customs’ custody from the time of their arrival in Ecuador until they reach their final destination.

This service guarantees the integrity of the container from the start of its journey to its destination without human intervention or interference. The service uses an electronic seal that is monitored via satellite through an online platform, periodically reporting the location of the container and its goods, and issuing alerts when there is an intrusion or diversion.

Cotecna is the foremost supplier of Customs Transit Monitoring Services, helping governments to fight fraud and secure the transport of sensitive merchandise.  Cotecna has more than 38 years of extensive experience in customs and border control solutions and in the implementation and operation, in challenging environments, of complex solutions involving very specialized and advanced technologies.


Contact Cotecna Ecuador

Gabriela Mosquera
T  + 593 4 2523723 ext. 116
[Reveal email address]

Cotecna Corporate Press

Alison Bourgeois      
Vice President Corporate Communications
T  +41 22 849 78 23
[Reveal email address]

About Cotecna

Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide range of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services. Cotecna is a pioneer in areas such as risk management, destination inspection and scanner integration projects and also offers Customs modernization programmes, Customs valuation assistance, trade security solutions and commercial inspections. For a full description of our services, please visit The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of about 4,000 employees and agents in close to 100 offices. 



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