Country Profile: Côte d’Ivoire

Cote d'Ivoire







UN trade profile (link)

Key government contacts Côte d’Ivoire Revenue Authority (website)
Ministry of Industry (website)
Responsible to coordinate with donors:
Mr. Kaladji FADIGA
Directeur Général du Commerce Extérieur
BP V 143 Abidjan
Côte d’Ivoire
Telephone: +225 20 22 59 25
Fax: +225 20 22 59 25
AU REC memberships CEN-SAD, ECOWAS
Main transport corridors Abidjan-Lagos CorridorDakar-Lagos Corridor
Key private sector organisations N/A
WCO revised Kyoto ratification Yes, 2013 (Source: WCO)
National TF body N/A (Source: UNCTAD)
Mr. Waoti Seydou TOURE
Directeur de la Coopération Internationale et Sous-Régionale
BP V 143 Abidjan
Côte d’Ivoire
Telephone: +225 20 21 92 42
Fax: +225 20 21 2 35
Customs IT system Electronic Single Window (ESW)

WTO TFA notification and ratification

WTO needs assessment Dec. 8-11, 2008 (WCO, Switzerland)
Sept. 23-28, 2013 (WTO, Swiss)
Category Received Date Link
A Yes July 31, 2014 WTO TFA Cote d’Ivoire
B No -/- -/-
C No -/- -/-
Ratification Yes December, 2015 WTO News

TF indicators and resources

Logistics Performance Index – World Bank

The World Bank Logistics Performance Index (LPI) is based on a worldwide survey of operators on the ground (global freight forwarders and express carriers), providing feedback on the logistics “friendliness” of the countries in which they operate and those with which they trade, supplemented with quantitative data on the performance of key components of the logistics chain in the country of work. The LPI provides a comparative ranking and overall score based on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). The Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance is one of seven areas covered by the LPI.

LPI_Efficiency of Customs and Border Clearance_Cote d'Ivoire

Source: World Bank

Doing Business Report/Trading Across Borders Ranking – World Bank

The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 189 economies and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level. The Trading across Borders indicators capture the documents, time and cost required for the logistical process of exporting and importing containerized goods by seaport, but they do not measure the cost of the sea transport or of tariffs or capture any aspects relating to international trade agreements.

DB_TAB_Cote d'Ivoire

Source: World Bank

Enabling Trade Index – World Economic Forum

The WEF’s Global Enabling Trade Report assesses the quality of institutions, policies and services facilitating the free flow of goods over borders and to their destinations. At the core of the report, the Enabling Trade Index benchmarks the performance of 138 economies in four critical areas: market access, border administration, transport and communications infrastructure, and regulatory and business environment. The border administration component looks at the efficiency and transparency of border and customs administration based on 11 separate indicators.

ETI_Border Administration_Cote d'Ivoire

Source: World Economic Forum

Trade Facilitation Indicators – OECD

The OECD trade facilitation indicators cover the full spectrum of border procedures, from advance rulings to transit guarantees, for 133 countries across income levels, geographical regions and development stages. Estimates based on the indicators provide a basis for governments to prioritise trade facilitation actions and mobilise technical assistance and capacity-building efforts for developing countries in a more targeted way.

See the Côte d’Ivoire TF profile (2014).

Non-Tariff Measure Surveys – ITC

Non-tariff measures (NTMs) are of particular concern to exporters and importers in developing countries, as they are a major impediment to international trade and can prevent market access. Exporting companies seeking access to foreign markets and companies importing products need to comply with a wide range of requirements including technical regulations, product standards and customs procedures.  The International Trade Centre (ITC) conducts large-scale company-level surveys to identify regulations that companies find burdensome.

See the Côte d’Ivoire survey report (2014).