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ECTN certificate for Republic of Congo

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ECTN certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Rep. Congo as the final destination. The ECTN requirement was implemented by Congolese Shippers Council obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Congo ports. Failing to present valid ECTN document at request will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine. We can provide this certification Onlinewithin 24 hours if you submit the necessary documents listed below.

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According to the decree No. 008/19/AO/PR – DCMCE dated 12/04/99, issued by the Congolese Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et du Budget all seaport entrances in Rep. Congo must apply for ECTN certificate with the aim to trace goods entering the country.

ECTN must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). GETCTN is the fastest agency of Congo Customs for issuing Electronic Cargo Tracking Number (ECTN) certificate. The aim of the CTN is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details.

According to the decree issued by the Congolese Shippers Council (CCC) all seaport entrances in Rep. Congo must apply for ECTN certificate with the aim to trace goods entering the country.

ECTN must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). GETCTN is the fastest agency of Congo Customs for issuing Electronic Cargo Tracking Number (ECTN) certificate. The aim of the CTN is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details.


In order to issue the Rep. Congo ECTN certificate, we need you to forward the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading – a Draft copy can be used for the draft.
  • Commercial Invoice – Incoterm and the values have to be matched with TI document
  • Freight Invoice – It has to be provided separately if not mentioned on Commercial Invoice
  • GUOT document – Values have to be same with the commercial and freight invoice.

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  • ECTN must be presented to the CCC (Congolese Shippers Council) within 5 days after the departure and 5 days before the vessel arrives to the port.
  • ECTN certificate must be validated within 5 days of vessle departure date. The certificate cost will be 50% higher if the certificate is not validated by the given period.
  • Shipping or arrival without ECTN waiver, or false information in ECTN result a fine of an amount that is equivalent to the cost of the ECTN, plus the regulations charge determined by CCC.

We encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible! To get your ECTN online, please submit your request by the below form.

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The Rep. of Congo ECTN certificate is mandatory for each of the following:

  • Per BL for containers (Maximum 10 Teus per BSC i.e. 10 x 20′ container or 5 x 40′ container)
  • Each vehicle by RORO (wheeled)
  • Per BL for the break bulk. ( Max 300 tonnes per BSC)

An ECTN certificate is to accompany all shipment voyage towards the Republic of Congo. Once the ECTN has been granted, the ECTN will receive a Unique Registration Number (URN). This number should be endorsed on the Bill of Lading and is required by the Congolese Shippers Council when clearing the goods

If you are using the Republic of Congo for transit purposes, you are exempt from ECTN in certain cases. Contact us to obtain ECTN certificate Today, inquire the ECTN fees or find out if CTN is necessary for your export shipment. You may also contact us for your ECTN via contact number given on the Contact us page or via a short application form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between TI and URN numbers?2019-03-20T19:50:49+00:00

TI is a part of GUOT document, which acts as an Import declaration in the Republic of Congo. The TI is required as a supporting document in order to apply for ECTN.

URN number is a reference number of the Rep. of Congo ECTN certificate. It can be found on validated ECTN certificate.

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Can I apply for Rep. of Congo ECTN after the container load on Board?2019-03-20T19:51:38+00:00

Yes, you can apply for Republic of Congo ECTN certificate after the departure. However, please note that authorities imposed a penalty on top of certificate charges if the certificate is not validated within 5 days of the onboard date. The fine is 50% of the original certificate cost.

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Is it mandatory to mention ECTN / BSC numbers on Bill of Lading?2019-03-20T20:06:23+00:00

Unless specifically required by your shipping line, the ECTN / BSC number for the subject country doesn’t need to be mentioned on the BL copy.

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Where is URN number on Congo ECTN certificate2020-03-17T09:26:31+00:00

Did you just find out that your cargo shipment needed URN number and you could find it on the ECTN certificate? But, after receiving a validated Congo ECTN certificate, are you still confused about which number is in request?

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The URN number on the ECTN Congo certificate is provided as ‘Visum Reference No’. The URN usually consist a mixture of numbers and letters and begins with exporter country code. The position of this number on Congo ECTN is on the top-right corner.

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What is ECTN?2020-05-28T08:17:22+00:00

ECTN is another form a waiver document and stands for Electronic Cargo Tracking Note. You may have heard about Bordereau de Suivi Cargaison (BSC) or Loading Certificate that is exactly the same as the ECTN document.

These waiver certificates are an official marine document that contains information relating to the cargo and its movement between ports. Certain African countries require this from shippers with an aim to effectively control, supervise and manage import/export traffic of the country. Each ECTN must be applied and validated at the loading port and are fundamental for the import customs clearance upon arrival. Cargoes not covered by a valid ECTN will be blocked by the local Customs until the presentation of the final ECTN and appropriate fine will be charged

Waiver documents have full details of the exporter/ importer, shipping method (containerized, groupage, etc), type and value of goods being transported, name of vessel and cost of freight for the shipment. These waivers are dealt with by the importer or exporter and must be filed before the cargo arrives at its port of discharge. The timeframe and duration devoted to getting the certificate validated vary immensely. We advise you to consult with our agents to find out what is the deadline for applying the CTN certificate of your discharge country. Your shipment will be penalized and ECTN will not be issued if you miss the certification deadline.

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ECTN application

In order to file for ECTN application we need the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Export Entry Bill

Of course, some Country CTN authorities ask for additional supporting documents that will be advised to you during the ECTN application consultation.

ECTN application must be submitted if you are planning cargo types of Container, Bulk, Mafi, RORO (of a certain age).

Countries requiring Waiver Certificate

Since ECTN is the same certificate as other loading certificates it is generally applicable for all countries listed below. By clicking on the specific country you can learn more about the requirements:

ECTNRepublic of Chad, Togo, Guinea Conakry, Libya, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea

CTNGhana, LiberiaSierra Leone, South Sudan

BESCBenin, Cameroon

BSCIvory Coast, Senegal, Niger, Madagascar, Mali

FERIDemocratic Republic of Congo



CEEGuinea Bissau


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What is DI and TI documents in GUOT? Which one is needed for ECTN?2019-03-21T06:44:00+00:00

There are two GUOT documents DI (Douane d’importation) and TI (Transport d’importation). Importer in Rep Congo has to issue both certificates.

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For ECTN certificate, Only TI (Transport d’importation) has to be declared by the applicant.

Goods value and freight value has to be same on guot document and the invoice.


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Are the procedures differ between Rep. Congo and Dem. Rep. of Congo2019-03-21T06:46:19+00:00

Yes they are too different countries and their system are totally different.

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Necessary documents for Republic of Congo

Necessary documents for Dem. Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo ECTN necessary documents2020-03-17T07:59:46+00:00

In order to issue the Rep. Congo ECTN certificate, we need you to forward the following documents:

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Note: You are only obliged to obtain an ECTN certificate to Rep Congo if it is your final destination. If you are using Rep Congo for transit shipments you are exempt from ECTN waiver in certain cases.

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