Trading across Borders in

Cote d’Ivoire

Below is a detailed summary of the time and cost associated with the logistical process of exporting and importing goods. Under the new methodology introduced this year, Doing Business measures the time and cost (excluding tariffs) associated with three sets of procedures—documentary compliance, border compliance and domestic transport—within the overall process of exporting or importing a shipment of goods. In addition, the list of documents needed to trade internationally is provided below.

This information was collected as part of the Doing Business project, which measures and compares regulations relevant to the life cycle of a small- to medium-sized domestic business in 190 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2016.

Compare Cote d’Ivoire to 189 other economies.

Characteristics Export Import
Product HS 18 : Cocoa and cocoa preparations HS 8708: Parts and accessories of motor vehicles
Trade partner Netherlands France
Border Abidjan port Abidjan port
Distance (km) 23 23
Domestic transport time (hours) 4 4
Domestic transport cost (USD) 132 206
Export documents
Commercial invoice
Provisional form (Formule Provisoire CCC)
Bill of lading
Packing list
Certificate of origin
Export declaration
Phytosanitary certificate
Handling receipt
Delivery order
Inspection report
Loading permit (Mise a quai)
Import documents
Commercial invoice
Packing list
Bill of lading
Certificate of origin
Terminal handling receipt
Inspection report
Insurance certificate
Cargo release order
Electronic cargo tracking note (BESC)
Import Declaration Form
Import license
Final Classification and Valuation Report (FCVR)