Côte d'Ivoire - Country Commercial Guide
Market Entry Strategy
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Best Practices for successful market entry into Côte d’Ivoire include:

  1. Visit Côte d’Ivoire to gain first-hand knowledge of the country and the market space and develop local relationships.
  2. Engage with the Ivoirian investment promotion agency (CEPICI), trade associations, and relevant government regulators and officials, to understand the benefits afforded to investors and laws/approvals that may apply to the specific business proposition under consideration.
  3. Retain the services of a carefully vetted local agent or distributor, which, while not legally required, can provide an understanding of policies and procedures for entering the Ivoirian market.