Republic of Congo ECTN waiver certificate

ECTN stands for Electronic Cargo Tracking Note and it is a legal requirement by Republic of Congo lawmakers from all cargo transported into the country. Together with Cargo Tracking Note (CTN), Republic of Congo ECTN enables Congolese Authorities to identify, control, track and forecast the traffic of imported goods.

INSTANT QUOTE & SAMPLE CTN in PDF

Import Procedures

From 10.01.04, all cargo shipped to Congo must accompany the ECTN certificate. The new ECTN requirement replaced the previous Inspection Procedure and it is possible to electronically submit and track the cargo.

Necessary documents

  • Original bill of lading copy (BL)
  • Commercial invoice copy
  • Customs declaration copy

Price List

Acquiring the waiver comes at additional costs to the importer/exporter and these costs depend on the type of cargo (20ft, 40ft, Break Bulk, RO-RO etc.), a number of containers, number of Bills of Lading raised and the country of discharge for the shipment. Congo ECTN cost for 2017 are approximate: 130 USD per Each BL + 115 USD per each TEU

Goods banned that are worth to mention

  • Eggs transported in non-refrigerated containers;

Regulations & Restrictions

Congo ECTN certificate must be requested by the exporter. The forwarding authorized agent can apply for ECTN waiver on behalf of the freight owner in certain cases. Importer/ Exporter must obtain Congo ECTN waiver 5 days before the vessel arrives at the port. Failure to present valid ECTN certificate or fabricated ECTN number results in a fine of up to $ 2500 USD per Bill of lading, plus the regulations charge determined by Congo Customs. Please Note, you only have to acquire Congo ECTN certificate if your shipment is discharged at Congo ports. If your cargo uses Congo for transit, then please apply for the final destination country waiver certificate.

Apply for Congo ECTN Now

If you have all the required documents mentioned above, you can send the copies via e-mail to get your Congo ECTN certificate validated Today. Alternatively, contact us if you have any concerns or your questions were not answered here.