Senegal BSC Loading Certificate


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

Together with Cargo Tracking Note (CTN), BSC enables Malagasy Authorities to identify, control, track and forecast the traffic of imported goods.


Import Procedures

From 26.05.2015, all cargo shipped to Senegal is obliged to acquire the BSC certificate.

The new BSC requirement is adopted to replace the previous Inspection Procedure and it is electronically submitted and tracked.

Necessary Documents

  • Bill of lading copy (BL)
  • Commercial invoice copy
  • Customs declaration copy

Goods banned that are worth to mention

  • Vehicles more than the age of 8 years old are not allowed for imports

Regulations & Restrictions

The 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.

Senegalese authorities require the 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 Customs Officials.

Please note, you are only obliged to acquire the BSC certificate if Senegal is your final destination. If your cargo has a stopover or transit through Senegal, then please apply for the final destination country waiver certificate.

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