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  • What is FXI?
  • What is a FERI?
  • What is a Certificate of Destination?
  • What is the Code of Conduct?
  • What is an Intervention Commission?
What is FXI?

FXI is a progressive reference number given to the DRC importers when opening their Import license. Therefore, the insertion at origin of the FXI number will together with the statutorily required Mandatory FERI Certifications enable the correct verification and execution of the import as expected of the importer and assist in the prevention of delays and extra charges.

What is a FERI?

The FERI is the French acronym of “Fiche Electronique des Renseignements a
L’ Importation”. It is the document that accompanies all shipments transported by sea to and en route to the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is issued at the consignment port of origin. It is the responsibility of the appointed party for the freight movement of the shipment/consignment, to ensure that the required applicable FERI Certification has been issued. Failing to do so will result in heavy penalties. The control of the Certificates will be undertaken at the DRC ports of entry, ports of consignment origin, and of transit, for shipments that continue en route to the DRC by road or railway, for all shipments. As indicated above, as per regulations, cargo cannot be cleared if the valid required FERI-Certificate is not accompanying the shipment.

FERI (OCEAN FREIGHT)

An OGEFREM FERI (Ocean Freight) Certificate must be obtained and issued for all ocean freight shipments/consignments originating from a foreign port for end destination DRC for disembarkation at either a DRC port or a transit port for onward shipment to DRC end destination. Failure to subscribe to the required FERI Certification prior to arrival at, and/or at port of disembarkation, will require the responsible exporter/shipper to have to then apply for the required Certification at port of disembarkation and incur penalties.


FERI CERTIFICATION COSTINGS – OCEAN FREIGHT
REF CARGO TYPE FERI RATE/COST
1.0 20’/6m Container EUR 60.00
2.0 40’/12m Container EUR 110.00
3.0 Bulk goods / Ton / Cbm for ONLY:
Food products, Pharmaceutical, Petroleum, EURO .50/Ton or Cbm
Mineral Water, Grey Cement.
EUR .50/Ton or cbm whichever is greater
4.0 General Cargo & LCL Consolidations/kg/cbm. All cargo other than 3.0 EUR 4.00/Ton or cbm whichever is greater
5.0 FERI Certification Administration EUR 50.00

NB: Export Documentation required to be submitted together with your FERI application:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Export Commercial Invoice
  • Consignment packing list
  • Conveyance Freight Invoice/Statement – issued by the appointed Cargo Carrier/Shipping Line
What is a Certificate of Destination?

A Certificate of Destination or “Attestation de Destination”, in French, accompanies the shipment from the port of transit or of Regional origin to the DRC by Road or Rail. It also covers shipments which are originated from any Country of the African Continent and transported to the DRC by road or rail.

There are TWO types of CERTIFICATES OF DESTINATION:

The first one links the ocean freight part of the freight movement and the subsequent road or railway movement of the same shipment – CONTINUANCE.

The second type covers shipments originating from the African Region – REGIONAL.

With effect from 11th April 2011, the FERI and the Certificate of Destination are required by Congolese Customs for the clearance of any commercial goods entering the DRC.

In terms of, the Inter-Ministerial Decree No 008/CAB/VPM/MIN/TC/2019 it makes compulsory the subscription of these Certificates for all goods destined to the DRC.

CERTIFICATE OF DESTINATION (CONTINUANCE) – FROM SEA TO ROAD/RAIL

The Certificate of Destination (Continuance) must be applied for by the responsible Exporter/Importer or the appointed Agent/Freight Forwarder/Transporter at the port of disembarkation transit.

NB: If the consignment arrives at the ocean port of discharge/transit without a FERI Certificate, the FERI Certificate must then be applied for, verified and issued before the Certificate of Destination can then be applied for and issued. Failure to subscribe to the Certificate of Destination prior to arrival at the DRC port of entry will require the responsible exporter/freight conveyer to have to then apply for the required Certificate and incur penalties and could delay the consignment from clearance into the DRC.


CERTIFICATE OF DESTINATION COSTINGS – CONTINUANCE
REF CARGO TYPE RATE / COST per BOE, or FERI withdrawal, or Road Vehicle Conveyance – (whichever is the greater)
1.0 All types USD 20.00

NB: Export Documentation required to be submitted together with your CERTIFICATE OF DESTINATION application:

  • Copy of Maritime Bill of Lading
  • Copy of FERI-Maritime
  • Export Commercial Invoice
  • Consignment packing list
  • Conveyance Freight Invoice/Statement (as issued by the relevant Cargo Carrier)

Required Subsequent Documentation submission (Verified Certificate):

  • Cargo Manifest
  • Consignment Bill of Entry / Customs Declaration

CERTIFICATE OF DESTINATION (REGIONAL) – FROM AFRICA REGION BY ROAD/RAIL

This Certificate must wherever possible be applied for and issued prior to the export dispatch Customs Clearance of the shipment/consignment.

Failure to subscribe to the Certificate of Destination prior to arrival at the DRC port of entry will require the responsible exporter/freight conveyer to have to then apply for the required Certificate and incur penalties and delay the consignment from clearance into the DRC.

CERTIFICATE OF DESTINATION COSTINGS – REGIONAL

This Certificate must wherever possible be applied for and issued prior to the export dispatch Customs Clearance of the shipment/consignment.

Failure to subscribe to the Certificate of Destination prior to arrival at the DRC port of entry will require the responsible exporter/freight conveyer to have to then apply for the required Certificate and incur penalties and delay the consignment from clearance into the DRC.


CERTIFICATE OF DESTINATION COSTINGS – REGIONAL
REF CARGO TYPE RATE/COST per BOE or Road Vehicle Conveyance (whichever is greater)
1.0 20’/6m Container EUR 60.00
2.0 40’/12m Container EUR 110.00
3.0 Bulk goods / Ton / Cbm for ONLY:
Food products, pharmaceutical, petroleum, mineral water, grey cement
EUR 0.50 / 1000Kg or
EUR 0.50 / Cbm
4.0 General cargo & LCL Consolidations / ton / Cbm (all cargo other than 3.0) EUR 4.00 / 1000Kg or
EUR 4.00 / Cbm
5.0 CD Certification Administration EUR 50.00 / BOE

NB: Export Documentation required to be submitted together with your CERTIFICATE OF DESTINATION – REGIONAL application:

Initial submission – required Documentation for issue of the Draft Certificate:

  • Export Commercial Invoice
  • Consignment packing list
  • Conveyance Freight Invoice/Statement (as issued by the relevant Cargo Carrier)

Subsequent Documentation submission required for issue of the Verified Certificate:

  • Cargo Manifest
  • Consignment Bill of Entry / Customs Declaration
What is the Code of Conduct?

The Code of Conduct is a Contract signed between the transporter and OGEFREM that stipulates the conditions under which the freight carrier, transporter will participate in the transportation of Congolese freight. It is signed prior to any of transportation of Congolese freight. We shall keep all of you updated with the progress of the implementation.

What is an Intervention Commission?

Intervention Commission is a charge payable by any Carrier which transports Congolese Freight. It is calculated on the total freight collected/payable on the transportation of Congolese cargo. Certification Costings applicable to the INTERVENTION COMMISSION for all modes of Transport – Ocean, Road & Rail:


INTERVENTION COMMISSION
1.0 % of gross freight cost: OR N/A USD 1.8% of gross freight cost
% of gross freight cost if: rice, chicken, horse mackerel, fish, grey cement   USD 1% of gross freight cost

For Ocean Freight consignments conveyed directly from port of origin to a DRC port i.e. Matadi or Ponte-Noire & Boma, it can only be paid by the shipping line or their appointed Agent/Freight Forwarder to the Ogefrem offices at the above-mentioned ports of destination.

For Ocean Freight consignments being disembarked at a transit port en route to end destination DRC, it can be paid by the shipping line or their appointed agents/freight forwarders at the transit port, or at any stage prior to arrival at the transit port.

Road and Railway conveyed consignments will have the Intervention Commission applied at the time of CD application as undertaken by the Freight conveyor/Transporter or their appointed Agents/Freight Forwarder at time of consignment loading. Intervention Commissions not implemented and Certifications not applied for and paid for at time of or before arrival at DRC ports of entry could incur penalties and clearing delays until such time as the applicable freight taxes have been paid.


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