About Mali BSC – Cargo Tracking Note Regulations

BSC stands for Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons and it is a legal requirement by Malian lawmakers from all cargo transported into the country.

Mali BSC Waiver Certificate

Together with Cargo Tracking Note (CTN), Mali BSC enables

Malian National Shippers Council (MNSC) to

identify, control, track and forecast the traffic of imported goods.


Import Procedures

All cargo shipped to Mali is obliged to acquire the BSC certificate.

The recent  is adopted to replace the previous Inspection Procedure and it is electronically submitted and tracked.

Necessary Documents

  • Original bill of lading copy (BL)
  • Commercial invoice copy
  • Customs declaration copy

Price List

  • Goods banned that are worth to mention
  • All goods whose origin is or which are shipped from Israel
  • Oil and products containing polychlorobiphenyls

Regulations & Restrictions Mali BSC – Cargo Tracking Note

The Mali BSC certificate must be requested by the exporter!

The forwarding authorized agent can apply for a BSC waiver on behalf of the freight owner in certain cases.

Malian authorities require the Mali BSC waiver to be presented 5 days before the vessel arrives at the port.


Failure to present valid BSC certificate or fabricated BSC number results a fine of up to $ 2500 USD per Bill of lading,

plus the regulations charge determined by MNSC.

Please note, you are only obliged to acquire the Malin BSC certificate when Mali is your final destination.

If your cargo has a transit through other countries such as Ivory Coast, you don’t need the Ivory Coast waiver certificate.

Apply for Mali BSC Now

If you have all the required documents mentioned above.

You can send the copies via e-mail to get your BSC Africa certificate and validated Today.

Alternatively, contact us if you have any concerns or your questions were not answered here.

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