Republic of Congo ECTN / URN Number

Kongo ECTN

Kongo ECTN

The Republic of Congo ECTN certificate was taken into effect according to decree n ° 1033 / MTMMM-CAB of 14 May 2008. “Electronic Cargo Tracking Note”, in the acronym BESC, helps the government for monitoring international goods traffic and is issued by the representatives of the Congolese Shippers Council. “SCK Representation” is one of the official agents of CCC and authorized to issue the Republic of the Congo ECTN certificate.

Validation of the certificate has to be completed within 5 days after vessel departure to avoid a penalty fee while issuing the document. URN reference, which is indicated on the validated document, must be mentioned on the bill of lading before the goods are unloaded in Congo.

How can you get a Republic of Congo ECTN certificate?

The following documents are required for the Republic of Congo ECTN certificate:

  • Bill of Lading (Application can be done with draft copy)
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice  (it is not necessary if the freight value  is indicated on commercial invoice)
  • GUOT Document (There are two types of GUOT documents, DI (Douane d’importation) and TI (Transport d’importation). Importer in Rep. Congo has to issue both documents. For ECTN applications, GUOT document (with TI-xxxxx code)  has to be presented.)

You should share PDF copies of the documents through to start the certification process. There is no need to send hard copies for the issuance of BSC certificates. Please be sure to share final documents which will not have any more amendments later on in the process. A penalty fee will occur for the amendments after the validation of the certificates.

How long does it take to get approval?

A draft copy of the certificate will be issued in a day if all mandatory documents are provided and coherent. The certificate will be submitted for validation once we receive your confirmation on the draft and the payment. The approval for validation is usually received in a day. However, as all the approvals are handled in the main office in Pointe-Noire, the process may take a bit longer.


Are there any additional requirements for the issuance of a BSC certificate?

As indicated earlier, the documents have to be issued with the above details and presented to complete the validation process.

  • GUOT document with TI-xxxxx code needs to be presented for the application of the ECTN certificate. GUOT document with DI code should also be issued by the importer. However, there is no need or function for the ECTN process.

This requirement, mentioned above, has to be fulfilled for the validation of the certificate.

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