About the FERI of Democratic Congo

In order to further monitor the unit price and origin of goods, all shipment to Democratic Congo  must apply for Fiche Electronique des Renseignements a l’lmportation , French referred to as FERI while Chinese commonly known as electronic cargo tracking note.

Without applying for the FERI in advance will be deemed to violate the transport regulations of Democratic Congo, then customs clearance could not be done successfully on the destination port. In addition, applications for goods arriving at the port of destination will result in high fines.

According to the provisions of Democratic Congo, FERI must be applied by the consignee at the loading port, some shipping companies also need the corresponding FERI certificate number to be marked on the bill of lading to issue the final original sea bill of lading.

How to use the FERI of Democratic Congo

The original FERI certificate (in PDF format) of Democratic Congo will be sent to the applicant. Then the electrical version will be forwarded to the consignee and the shipping company at the port of destination for customs clearance.

Democratic Congo FERI processing procedures

1.Providing the application form, Bill of lading (or Draft B / L copy) and commercial invoice.

2.After receipt of the above application documents, the official payment notice will be issued. The FERI number will be issued once we receive the bank slip and confirm the payment.

3.After receiving the FERI number, the applicant can provide this number to the shipping company to issue the original bill of lading.

4.Providing the original bill of lading and stamped commercial invoice.

5.The FERI certificate will be sent to the applicant after it is validated.

Required original scan documents for final validation

1) Original Bill of Lading

2) Commercial invoice stamped

Need to handle the port of the Democratic Congo FERI



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