Côte d'Ivoire - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2022-12-05

The Ivoirian government has liberalized the importation of goods and services.  There are no quotas, and importers do not need prior authorization or import licenses for many products.

Exceptions include:

  • Some types of textile products are subject to authorization requirements by the Ministry of Commerce’s Department of External Trade.
  • Petroleum products are subject to prior authorization from the Ministry of Mines, Petroleum, and Energy.
  • Livestock and animal products (including hides and skins) are subject to prior authorization from the Ministry of Animal Husbandry.
  • Beverages containing more than 20 percent alcohol are subject to license from the Ministry of Commerce’s Department of External Trade.
  • Pharmaceutical, medical, and beauty-health care products must be registered/approved with the Direction de la Pharmacie, du Médicament et des Laboratoires (DPML).