Madagascar BSC – Loading Certificate

Madagascar started implementing BSC procedure in 2007. From that year on, all of your exports to Madagascar require loading certificates. In Turkey, these certificates are issued only by SCK Agency.

Starting from 24/03/2007, all freights heading towards Madagascar require Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN/BSC – Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons). (Order n° 01/MFB/SG/DGD – 2007) BSC certificate is required in all shipments towards Madagascar, and allows authorities in Madagascar to control, track and identify the freight traffic. BSC should be obtained by the exporter or the forwarder.

Madagascar BSC Procedure

The following documents are required for BSC applications:

  • Original copy of the bill of lading
  • Invoice
  • Freight invoice, if the freight amount is not mentioned in the Invoice
  • Customs declaration
  • Certificate of weight


  • Documents lacking BSCs cannot be cleared and will be returned to the country of origin.

How long does it take to get a BSC number?

You can get your BSC number from our office before loading. After you have the BSC number written on your bill of lading, the process of issuing your BSC certificate starts with the original copy of the bill of lading, and is submitted to the approval. As the approval process is conducted in the office in Antananarivo, you can think of it as about a week.