ECTN is a compulsory document for all shipments to CONGO (REPUBLIC)


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Each cargo with final destination Pointe Noire should be covered by an ECTN. Seanautic Marine Inc. is the authorised agent for issuing ECTN for the Republic of Congo. Shippers / Forwarders are requested to follow the imposed procedure by the official authorities to avoid any difficulty or penalty upon clearing the goods at destination.Before any shipment can take place, the ECTN must be acquired, and all of the information included in the ECTN must match what is shown on the Bill of Lading. In the absence of an ECTN, the shipment will be denied clearance through customs and may incur additional fees.

Authorized agents are the ones who create the ECTN and are responsible for making sure it is correct and follows Congolese customs laws. Authorities in the Congo utilise the ECTN to keep an eye on the traffic of commodities and spot any signs of possible danger.

If you need to clear your shipment via customs in Congo, you'll need to apply for and receive an ECTN first. Seanautic Marine Inc will help you ship your cargo legally and safely to its destination. We are happy to serve you and will be there to solve any inconvenience faced during the whole process.

    Contact the National Directorate of Customs and Excise to get an ECTN in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Direction Nationale des Douanes et Accises - DNDA). In Congo, the DNDA is the appropriate institution to issue ECTNs.

    Getting an ECTN in Congo involves the following steps:

    1. The shipper must provide an ECTN upon the consignee's (the importer's) request (the exporter’s).

    2. The shipper must request an ECTN from the appropriate agency in their exporting nation (in this case, the DNDA).

    3. The shipper is required to give the consignee the ECTN after it has been granted.

    4. At the Congo port of entry, the consignee must show the ECTN to the customs office.

    All shipments of commodities intended for export in Congo must have an ECTN. The ECTN is a document that attests to the payment of the proper export duties for the cargo. Additionally, it is utilised to trace the package and make sure it securely reaches its destination.
    Who is eligible to utilise ECTN Congo?

    All companies in the Republic of Congo are welcome to join the ECTN Congo. However, companies must register and set up a profile in order to use the site.

    How much does using the ECTN Congo cost?

    The ECTN Congo is a cost-free service. Registration and profile creation for companies are free of charge.

    How do companies sign up for the ECTN Congo?

    By visiting the website and selecting the "Register" option, businesses may sign up for the ECTN Congo. Businesses will have to supply certain fundamental data.
  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Freight Invoice (required if the freight amount is not specified on commercial invoice)
  • GUOT Document(must have TI-xxxxx-code)-packing list
  • Vehicle title(if applicable)

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