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Customs Regulations

 

 

Household goods are duty free if they have been in the possession and use for at least six months before shipping. However one should obtain a Certificate for Free Entry from the Customs Head Office. This certificate should arrive 15 days prior to the arrival of the ground shipment. In addition, an original airway bill or a bill of lading is required for any goods being imported into the Country.

 

You should be aware that right hand vehicles are prohibited in Côte d’Ivoire.

Since 2017, Côte d'Ivoire only allows the import of second-hand cars not older than 5 years.

 

An unlimited amount of local currency can be imported into the country by locals and visitors. Other currencies also have an unlimited amount but will need to be declared when entering or leaving the country. Locals are required to convert all foreign currency into local money within eight days of entering the Country.

 

Shipping pets to Côte d'Ivoire requires a Veterinary Health Certificate, or equivalent, and may involve a quarantine period.

 

Port of Abidjan (Port Autonome d'Abidjan)

  • The Port of Abidjan is divided in 7 business areas:
  1. The former Port area consisting of a Fruit Terminal and a Timber Terminal
  2. The warehouses area consisting of shops, is the location of companies in storage and handling activities of commodities, export activities of various services
  3. The fishing harbour area brings together all activities related to fishing and refrigeration warehouses: processing, conservation of fish products, stores, eateries etc...
  4. The warehouses of the Vridi seawall area is composed of warehouse for agricultural products, general goods and the Vridi Container Terminal (T.C.V)
  5. The area of Vridi for naval industries, for naval workshops and activities
  6. The industrial area of Vridi, for chemical and petrochemical, food processing, metallurgical and electric activities
  7. The Vridi area, for housing and tourist trade

 

  • Contacts

-Head office

Tel: +225 21 23 80 00

-Sales and Marketing

Tel: +225 21 23 82 63 / 225 21 23 82 62

-Port Captain

Tel: +225 21 23 86 97

-Fishing Port

Tel: +225 21 23 81 28

-Port General Secretary

Tel: +225 21 23 87 15 / +225 21 23 87 16/ +225 21 23 87 17

-Port Police

Tel: +225 21 23 87 40 / +225 21 23 87 41 / +225 21 23 87 49 / +225 21 23 87 59

-Port Security

Tel: +225 21 35 26 70

-Emergency Towing and Rescue

Tel: +225 21 22 01 89 / +225 21 24 04 66

Ivorian Customs contacts: www.douanes.ci/contacts