Burkina Faso - Country Commercial Guide
Import Requirements & Documentation
Last published date:

Importing and exporting goods to Burkina Faso is free unless the good is subject to an import title or authorization as determined by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Handicrafts.  Authorization must be acquired beforehand, is valid for six months for imports, and three months for exports, and may be renewed.  Special authorization is required for imports of sugar, pharmaceuticals, arms, ammunition, uniforms, and products classified as toxic.  The export of ivory is strictly forbidden.

The pre-shipment inspection of imports over FCFA 1,000,000 (USD 1,565) is still required.  This inspection is made by COTECNA, an international verification and control service.