Madagascar BSC – Loading Certificate

Madagascar started the implementation of the BSC procedure which allows authorities in Madagascar to control, track and identify the freight traffic on 24/03/2007 (Order n° 01/MFB/SG/DGD – 2007). From that date on, all of the exports headed to Madagascar require a cargo tracking note (CTN/BSC – Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons).

With experience in the sector and a solution-oriented approach, SCK Representation is the only guide and assistant for exporters to issue certificates including Madagascar BSC.

How can you get Madagascar BSC Certificate?

You need to submit the following documents in the application for the BSC certificate:

  • Bill of Lading (Application can be done with a draft copy. Original will be needed for validation)
  • Commercial Invoice (Issued to the name of the final consignee and incoterm, payment terms, HS codes for each item and origin of goods must be noted)
  • Freight Invoice  (it is not necessary if the freight value  is indicated on commercial invoice)
  • Packing List (Container numbers and gross & net weights for each container & name and address of the shipper/consignee must be noted)
  • Customs Declaration

You should share PDF copies of the documents through to start the certification process. There is no need to send hard copies for the issuance of BSC certificates. Please be sure to share final documents which will not have any more amendments later on in the process. Madagascar BSC certificates cannot be revised after validation.

Are there any additional requirements for the issuance of a BSC certificate?

Importers should have registration on the platform and present their system account number and name to start the certification process.

As indicated earlier, the documents have to be issued with the above details and presented to complete the validation process.

  • The commercial invoice must be issued to the name of the final consignee. Incoterms, payment terms, HS codes for each item and origin of goods must be noted on the document.
  • The packing list must have a gross and net weight per container with their number. Also, the names and addresses of the shipper/consignee must be indicated on the document.

All these requirements, mentioned above, have to be fulfilled for the validation of the certificate.

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How long does it take to get approval?

The draft copy of the certificate will be issued in a day if all mandatory documents are provided and coherent. The certificate will be submitted for validation once we receive your confirmation on the draft and the payment. The approval for validation is usually received in a day. However, as all the approvals are handled in the main office in Antananarivo, the process may take about a week.