Ivory Coast BSC2019-11-07T13:28:54+00:00

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BSC certificate for Ivory Coast

We are the fastest and most reliable organization to provide BSC for Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire)

BSC is required for all shipments to Abidjan, Baobab Marine Terminal, port of Sasandra, San Pedro or any other Côte d’Ivoire ports.

BSC certificate is an official loading document that must be accompanied by every cargo shipment with Ivory Coast as the final destination. The BSC requirement was implemented by Ivorian Customs officials in 2005, obliging all Exporters / Freight Forwarders to obtain this certificate for each shipment before they touch Ivory Coast shores. Failing to present valid BSC document at request will lead to severe consequences and a hefty fine. We can provide this certification Onlinewithin 24 hours if you submit the necessary documents listed below.

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According to the Office Ivoirien Des Chargeurs (OIC) regulations, from 1 May 2005, all cargo shipped to Cote d’Ivoire obliged to obtain a Cargo Tracking Note called  Bordereau de Suivi des Cargaisons (BSC) Ivory Coast BSC.

GETCTN is the fastest agency of OIC for issuing BSC certificate. The Cote d’Ivoir BSC certificate is also called ECTN certificate or electronic CTN.

The aim of the BSC is to contribute to the substantial reduction of risk, real-time monitoring and reliable assessments of import goods, their shippers, importers, and other details.


In order to issue the Ivory Coast BSC certificate, we need you to forward the following documents:

  • Bill of Lading – a Draft copy can be used to generate the draft BSC. Original copy has to be provided with the date of issue before the validation.
  • Commercial Invoice 
  • Freight Invoice
  • Export Customs Declaration – Details have to be matched with all documents if it is not Cross trade.
  • Packing List – Reference of the doc, the date, the number of containers, the container numbers and the container type have to be mentioned.
  • Certificate of origin
  • Local Certificate of Insurance (Local certificat d’assurance | the importer will get it from Ivory Coast regardless of shipment type)
  • FDI document (Fiche de decleration a l’importation | the importer will get it from Ivory Coast regardless of shipment type)

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You do not need to worry about filling in BSC application form or register to any account when you apply for Ivory Coast waiver certificate with GetCTN. After you share the required documents, our certificate issuing team in Dubai, India, New York or the Netherlands will issue your BSC draft for your consignment.


  • According to OIC regulations, all cargo shipped to Ivory Coast requires a BSC certificate.
  • The authorized person must validate BSC for Ivory Coast at the latest  5 days before the vessel arrives at the destination.
  • Shipment arriving without BSC or false information in the BSC results in a fine of an amount that is twice of the cost of the BSC, plus the regulation charge determined by Ivorian National Port officials.

Note: You are only obliged to obtain Ivory Coast BSC certificate if it is your final destination. If you are using Ivory Coast port for transit shipments you are exempt from BSC waiver in certain cases.

Failing to submit the BSC waiver certificate, cargo cannot be cleared and will be sent back to the origin.
Shipments without the loading certificate are subject to a fine of 2,500 USD per Bill of lading. This amount will be debited to the shipper through the shipping agent. Therefore, we encourage you to apply for your waiver certificate as soon as possible! To get your BSC for Ivory Coast online, please submit your request by clicking the below button. 

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The Ivory Coast certificate is mandatory for each of the following:

  • Per BL for containers (Maximum 10 Teus per BSC i.e. 10 x 20′ container or 5 x 40′ container)
  • Each vehicle by RORO (wheeled)
  • Per BL for the break bulk. ( Max 300 tonnes per BSC)

The BSC waiver must be requested by the exporter or his deputy (freight forwarder). If you are using Ivory Coast for transit purposes, you are exempt from CTN in certain cases. Contact us to obtain BSC certificate Today, inquire the BSC fees or find out if CTN is necessary for your export shipment.

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Mishri Limbu CTN Customer

I was given the responsibility of looking after logistics of a substantial, 500 container project that had to be shipped from India to Burkina Faso in an around 6-month timeframe for building cement grinding plant. Initially, I knew nothing about ECTN certificate. Given the volume and the risk of the project, I was allocated a full week for ECTN research. Finding Getctn.com has led to the successful accomplishment of my groundwork within several minutes. Now the whole project is completed and I want to thank the Getctn team for their patient support over the past 6 months.

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As a group of industrial engineering students we had crowd funded project to build water sources in several parts of African continent. In order to ship necessary materials and recourses waiver certificates were mandatory. We are more than grateful for GetCTN timely service which in a way was also cheaper than others.

Michael Weils, Southampton University

GetCTN.com consistently delivers excellently timed certificates. We have enjoyed working with them for the past several months obtaining Benin BESC and Liberia CTN certificates. If we are unclear with procedures of applying for CTN document for a new country, the getctn team member explains it over a phone call. Now we consider them a strategic business partner and plan to work many more years.

Óliver Moya Freixa

On September 2017 my containers to Libreville got blocked at the port because I didn’t have BIETC certificate. GetCTN team led by Kyle was very helpful in advising me how to avoid paying huge sums of money. I can say that GetCTN has saved me €30000.

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Tobias H.

Using getctn.com as our waiver provider has actually increased our client’s satisfaction and saved money in terms of unnecessary bank charges. We used to get certificate all over the place and had to pay bank charges for each certificate. Now we get all our CTN certificates from Getctn for all of the 7 countries we export to. We make credit once a month and they deduct the certificate cost each time they validate one for us. Supper fast and economical, not to mention the convenience of getting all your certificates from one place.

Tobias H.

I am start-up cargo shipment founder in China. I often request validating certificate to Africa from getctn.com Kyle is always very helpful

Na Wang

Tom is an expert not only in Cargo Tracking Note but also in the whole international logistics sector. At the very first conversation with him, you realize that he has been in this business for many years. His knowledge, his advice has truly contributed to the growth of my freight forwarding business.

Olivia Xian

Before I came across  getctn.com, I submitted applications to many agents claiming to be issuing Angola CNCA document. I got only 2 replies. First, within 3 minutes, explaining the details of how to apply and what documents required. The speed that Kyle and his team operates at is just outstanding. Just check it yourself. Submit your interest for waiver certificate and get your answer in 5 min.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to get ECTN if shipment is in transit through Ivory Coast to Burkina Faso?2019-03-20T20:06:06+00:00

A shipment to Burkina Faso in transit through Ivory Coast only need to get Burkina Faso ECTN certificate

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Is it mandatory to mention ECTN / BSC numbers on Bill of Lading?2019-03-20T20:06:23+00:00

Unless specifically required by your shipping line, the ECTN / BSC number for the subject country doesn’t need to be mentioned on the BL copy.

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Certificate of Insurance sample document2019-03-20T20:33:57+00:00

Certificate of Insurance is primarily required  by Ivory Coast  authorities  in order to issue BSC certificates. See below for Sample copy. The certificate must contain the FDI number and all shipment details have to match other documents.

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Certificate of Insurance Sample

Ivory Coast BSC Regulations2019-03-20T20:38:51+00:00

In order to monitor all Côte d’Ivoire volumes, the Office Ivoirien des Chargeurs, in 2003, (OIC – the Ivorian Shippers Council) has introduced a Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison (BSC) – a cargo tracking note. The order urged Shippers to apply for BSC with an exceptional decision of creating CTN/BSC at the destination port. However, allowing the recommendations of the National Workshop, in 2013, all shippers were informed that the exceptional decision of creating Cargo Tracking Note at the destination in the Ivorian seaports was repealed. Customs clearance is made not possible without the BSC at arrival and cargo can consequently be returned.

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  • Failing to submit the BSC certificate, cargo cannot be cleared and will be sent back to the origin.
  • All containers, vehicles, bulk commodities must get BSC.
  • 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.



Certificate of Origin sample document2019-03-20T20:39:07+00:00

Sample certificate of origin document may be found on this page.

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What is FDI document? Fiche de decleration a l’importation2019-03-20T20:49:32+00:00

Q: What is a FDI?

A: FDI is the short term for Fiche de Decleration a l’importation. In English, it means Import Declaration Form. All shipments to Ivory Coast must get FDI certificate.

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Q: Where do I get the FDI document?

A: FDI document can be applied by the Consignee from the Ivory coast Customs office.

Q: Can I get one FDI and use it for multiple purposes?

A: The FDI document is issued for each shipment/Bill of Lading separately. The FDI will contain shipment details such as weight, value, shipment term, loading and arrival port names which must match to the pertaining shipment documents.

You can find other documents that are necessary to apply for Ivory Coast BSC. Below is the FDI certificate sample copy

Local certificate of insurance & FDI multiple use2019-03-20T20:49:49+00:00

Are you asking if you can purchase local certificate of insurance and the Import Declaration (FDI) in advance and use them on any cargo? then the answer is:

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  1. Local certificate of Insurance- can be purchased in advance and be used for multiple cargo shipments. As long as it has not surpassed its expiry date you do Not need to obtain new one
  2. In the case of Import Declaration (FDI), you must get new FDI for every cargo shipment individually.
What is BSC?2019-03-20T20:54:33+00:00

BSC is another name for a waiver document and it stands for Bordereau de Suivi de Cargaison. This particular document is required for shipments that go to Mali, Sierra Leone NigerSenegal, Madagascar and Ivory Coast.

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Waiting for validation for Ivory Coast2019-03-21T06:46:36+00:00

Why do we need to wait for validation?

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All the documents have submitted to Ivory Coast authorities must be checked by the customs officials in Abidjan. After GETCTN team sends the BSC we need them to finish the validation process. Usually it takes up to 2 days for them to review files and Validate the documents.

Once they validate the documents an email is sent to getctn team and we inform you accordingly.


Sometimes the status of the BSC stuck as waiting for document.

Possible problems:



At this point we need to send all documents regarding customs declaration.

Ivory Coast BSC (Cote d’Ivoire) necessary documents2019-03-21T06:51:02+00:00

In order to issue the Ivory Coast BSC certificate, we need you to forward the following documents:

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  1. Copy of  Bill of lading (Master BL)
  2. Commercial Invoice
  3. Freight Invoice
  4. Packing List
  5. Customs Declaration
  6. Certificate of origin
  7. Local Certificate of Insurance (Local certificat d’assurance | the importer will get it from Ivory Coast regardless of shipment type)
  8. FDI document (Fiche de decleration a l’importation | the importer will get it from Ivory Coast regardless of shipment type)

Note: You are only obliged to obtain Ivory Coast BSC certificate if it is your final destination. If you are using Ivory Coast port for transit shipments you are exempt from BSC waiver in certain cases.

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