Mali BSC waiver certificate

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

Acquiring the waiver comes at additional costs to the importer/exporter and these costs depend on the type of cargo (20ft, 40ft, Break Bulk, RO-RO etc.), a number of containers, number of Bills of Lading raised and the country of discharge for the shipment.

Mali BSC cost for 2017 are approximate:

For pricing, please send us an email.

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

The exporter him/herself must be requested Mali BSC certificate. The forwarding authorized agent can apply for BSC waiver on behalf of the freight owner in certain cases.

Exporter/Imported must acquire Mali BSC waiver 5 days before the vessel arrives in 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 only have to acquire 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 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 validated Today. Alternatively, contact us if you have any concerns or your questions were not answered here.

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