All cargo shipped to Madagascar as from 24 March 2007, requires a Cargo tracking note (CTN/BSC – Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons). (Order n° 01/MFB/SG/DGD – 2007)
BSC certificate is an obligation for all shipped cargo, and it enables the Malagasy authorities to control, track and identify all necessary information on cargo traffic. BSC must be acquired by the shipper or the forwarder, at least 3 days before the submission of the declaration.
BSC can be issued with the following documents
- Original copy of the Bill of Lading
- Commercial Invoice of the goods.
- Customs Declaration
- Packing List
- 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.