Republic of Congo ECTN / URN Number

The Republic of Congo ECTN certificate was taken into effect according to decree n ° 1033 / MTMMM-CAB of May 14 2008. “Electronic Cargo Tracking Note”, under the acronym BESC, helps the government monitor 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 is authorized to issue the Republic of the Congo ECTN certificate.

The certificate’s validation must be completed within 5 days after vessel departure to avoid a penalty fee while issuing the document. In addition, the URN reference, 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 (Applications can be made 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). The importer in Rep. Congo has to issue both documents. For ECTN applications, the GUOT document (with TI-xxxxx code) has to be presented.)

To start the certification process, you should share PDF copies of the documents through There is no need to send hard copies for the issuance of BSC certificates. Please be sure to share the final documents, which will not have any more amendments later in the process. A penalty fee will occur for the modifications after validating 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 verification is usually received in a day. However, as all the permissions 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 must be issued with the above details and presented to complete the validation process.

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

This requirement, mentioned above, must be fulfilled to validate the certificate.

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