Senegal BSC Waiver Certificate

BSC 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), Senegal 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 must acquire the BSC certificate. The new BSC requirement replaced the previous Inspection Procedure and it electronically submitted and tracked.

Necessary documents

  • 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.

Senegal BSC cost for 2017 are approximate:

130 USD per Each BL + 115 USD per each TEU

Goods banned that are worth to mention

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

Regulations & Restrictions

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

Senegalese authorities require the Senegal 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 Senegal Customs.

Please note, you only have to acquire the Senegal 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.

Apply for Senegal 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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