Côte d'Ivoire - Country Commercial Guide
Plastic Materials and Resins

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2021-04-20

The government prohibited the production, import, and distribution of plastic shopping bags for consumers in 2013 but the measure is not enforced.  There is a nascent market for biodegradable plastics production and recycling.

Leading Sub-Sectors

Plastic imports consist primarily of polyethylene, hard density polyethylene, and resins.  Local manufacturers use these products to manufacture plastic garbage bags, plastic cups, and containers for the food processing industry. 


The Ivoirian plastics industry needs new technology to adapt to the policy of manufacturing bio-degradable and recyclable products.  The government offers tax incentives for companies entering light manufacturing, which includes the recycling industry.

Web Resources

Côte d’Ivoire’s Investment Promotion Centre (CEPICI)

Côte d’Ivoire Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Bureau National d‘Etudes et de Développement (BNETD)

Ivoirian Customs Office

Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Union of Large Industrial Businesses in Côte d’Ivoire (UGECI)