The DR Congo Authorities introduced the FERI certificate as a requirement in 2011 for sea-cargo. And later on, this regulation was implemented for road and air-cargo as well. This regulation makes FERI a mandatory certificate. And if it’s missing, it will cause severe consequences, and it will get you a hefty fine. The FERI certificate is an obligation for all ports. Including Matadi, Boma and Banana.

We provide D.R. Congo FERI certificates toUnited States .

Despite being mandatory and crucial for the process, it is still one of the most overlooked certificates.

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      What is FERI?

      FERI stands for Fiche Electronique Renseignement a L’Importation, which is Electronic Cargo Tracking NoteECTN in English. You can pretty much guess what it is from its name. It is a certificate that allows authorities to trackmanage, and supervise all the cargos from loading to discharge. It also provides them with information about the shipment before it arrives at the destination. It contains details about the exporter, the importer, information about the goods getting transported and their value, the cost of the freight, the type of shipment, the name of the vessel, etc. 

      What are the required documents?

      • Bill of Lading: It contains details about the exporter, the importer, the weight of the goods, the shipping line, the vessel name, etc.
      • Commercial Invoice: It includes details of the goods, the freight cost, the incoterm, and some other charges if there is any, etc.
      • Freight Invoice: It is only necessary if the freight cost isn’t on the commercial invoice.
      • FXI Number: The importer must provide this number. It is not mandatory.

      What are the consequences of not having this certificate?

      You have to validate the FERI certificate after the next five days of departure. If you fail to provide it, your cargo won’t have an entry clearance; and will be sent back to the origin. There is also a penalty that goes up to $2500 plus the cost of the FERI certificate. absent


      Certificate cost depends on the number of Bill of Ladings and the containers, the country of origin, the port of discharge, etc. This is why we can’t give you an exact price for the CTN. But if you share your shipment’s details with us we can provide you the best charges for your certificate. We offer free quotation.

      How long does it take to get DRC FERI certificate?

      We provide draft DRC FERI certificate within 24 hours. We provide certificates to exporters all over the World.

      Which ports in DRC require (cargo waiver) FERI certificate?

      All ports in Congo require FERI certificate. The top ports are:

      • Port of Matadi:
        Located on the Congo River, the Port of Matadi is the largest and most important port in the DRC. It serves as a gateway for international trade, particularly for goods entering or leaving the country through the Atlantic Ocean.
      • Port of Boma:
        Situated on the Congo River, the Port of Boma is another significant port in the DRC. It plays a vital role in facilitating maritime trade, primarily for the western regions of the country.
      • Port of Kinshasa:
        Located in the capital city, Kinshasa, along the Congo River, the Port of Kinshasa is a major hub for river transportation and trade within the country. It serves as a crucial port for goods transported to and from the capital and its surrounding regions.
      • Port of Kisangani:
        Positioned on the Congo River in the northeastern part of the country, the Port of Kisangani is an important river port serving the region. It enables trade and transportation along the river, connecting the northeastern regions of the DRC with other parts of the country.

      Which countries are the biggest exporters to DRC?

      • China
      • France
      • United States
      • Italy
      • Belgium
      • Netherlands
      • Germany
      • India
      • South Africa
      • United Arab Emirates
      • Spain
      • Switzerland
      • Brazil
      • United Kingdom
      • Turkey
      • Russia
      • Algeria
      • Malaysia
      • Canada
      • Gabon

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