Republic of Congo – ECTN Certificate and URN Number

An ECTN certificate is to accompany all shipments/ cargo heading towards the Republic of Congo. Once the ECTN has been granted, the ECTN will receive a Unique Registration Number or URN number.

This number should be endorsed on the Bill of Lading and is required by the Congolese Shippers Council (CCC) when clearing the goods.


ECTN can be issued with the following documents:

  • Stamped copy of BL (Bill of lading)
  • Commercial Invoice of the goods.
  • GUOT Document


  • The ECTN should be obtained within 5 consecutive days after vessel’s departure.

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