Côte d'Ivoire

Trading Across Borders in

Côte d'Ivoire

Below is a detailed summary of the procedural requirements for exporting and importing a standardized cargo of goods. Documents associated with every official procedure are counted—from the contractual agreement between the 2 parties to the delivery of goods—along with the time necessary for completion.

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 189 economies. The most recent round of data collection was completed in June 2014.

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  • Port Name: Abidjan
  • City: Abidjan
Nature of Export Procedures Duration (days) US$ Cost
Documents preparation 15 290
Customs clearance and inspections 5 200
Ports and terminal handling 3 450
Inland transportation and handling 2 450
Totals 25 1,390
Nature of Import Procedures Duration (days) US$ Cost
Documents preparation 17 560
Customs clearance and inspections 7 300
Ports and terminal handling 6 600
Inland transportation and handling 2 500
Totals 32 1,960
Export documents
Bill of lading
Cargo release order
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs export declaration - Form Nº 5
Foreign exchange authorization
Inspection report
Packing list
Technical standard/ health certificate
Import documents
Bill of lading
Cargo Release order
Cargo tracking note (BSC)
Certificate of origin
Commercial invoice
Customs import declaration
DAI (déclaration anticipée d'importation)
FRI (fiche de renseignement d'importation)
Inspection Report (BIVAC)
Local Insurance Document
Packing list
Technical standard/health certificate
Terminal Handling Receipts

Note: Deflated and non-deflated values are identical in DB2015 because it is defined as the base year for the deflator.

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