International trade is in some cases more complicated than just seller and buyer terms. Some transactions may involve several parties in the form of manufacturer, intermediary,  freight forwarder, local agent and importer/consignee. Which Party is responsible for BSC certificate in such cases?

Generally BSC is exporter obligation as it is their responsibility that commodity reaches final destination safely and get custom clearance. However, there is no specific requirement as of who has to apply for BSC. Any party related in the particular trade can request BSC certificate by sending an email to [email protected] As we say that, it is also worth to mention, there are some documents required to apply for BSC certificate. In the triangular trade, to apply for BSC we need the commercial invoice that if provided to the importer. This is the most important during this type of trade

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