In order to monitor all Côte d’Ivoire volumes, the Office Ivoirien des Chargeurs (OIC – the Ivorian Shippers Council) has introduced a
Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison (BSC) – a cargo tracking note. Custom clearance is not possible without the BSC and cargo can consequently not be delivered.
BSC can be issued with the following documents:
- Bill of lading
- Commercial Invoice
- Certificate of Origin
- Customs Declaration
- Insurance Copy
- FDI document (If the FDI number is not on the Insurance copy.)
- Failing to submit the BSC certificate, cargo cannot be cleared and will be sent back to origin.
- Customs Declaration amendments are subject to a fine of 2500 USD per Bill of lading. This amount will be debited to the agency that requests the correction.