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CÔTE D'IVOIRE - Certificate of Conformity

CMA CGM reminds its customers that the Government of Côte d'Ivoire has implemented a Verification of Conformity Program for all goods imported in Côte d'Ivoire with a FOB value superior or equal to XOF 1 million (approx. EUR 1,500).

A period of grace had been granted until July 15th, 2018 (B/L date). Shipments loaded after this date and arriving without Certificate of Conformity will be rejected by Customs and penalties will be applied: 50% of cargo value + confiscation and destruction of goods at the expense of the importers.

Please be reminded of the process to obtain your Certificate of Conformity:

The Certificate of Conformity (CoC) must be obtained by the Shipper prior loading by contacting one the following 4 organisms appointed by the Ivorian Ministry of Commerce:



·         IINTERTEK International Limited

·         Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)


·         Every shipment must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity ;

·         Certificate must be obtained at the Port of Loading. It is not possible to obtain it at destination;

·         Certificate is required for Customs clearance.

NB: CoC number is not needed to be mentioned on B/L or Cargo Manifest.

Exempted goods: below listed goods do not require a Certificate of Conformity (CoC):

·         Gold and other precious metals

·         Precious stones

·         Explosives, Weapons, ammunition and other war material intended for the national armed forces and police force

·         Live animals

·         Fresh Fish, meat, vegetables and fruit

·         Plants and floricultural products

·         Printed and developed cinematographic films

·         Newspapers and periodicals, postal or tax stamps, stamp paper, banknotes, check books, passports

·         Personal effects and used household objects

·         Used cars

·         Postal Parcels

·         Crude or partially refined oil

·         Commercial samples

·         Supplies to the diplomatic and consular missions or international organizations, imported for their own needs/use

·         Imported goods and equipment for oil and mining operations

·         Imports related to free regimes

·         Raw products and traditional handicraft of community origin

NB: this list of products can be amended at any time by the Ministry of trade if necessary


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