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: 2021-10-11

The Government of Côte d’Ivoire has liberalized the importation of goods and services.  There are no quotas, and importers do not need prior authorization or import licenses for the vast majority of 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.