Côte d'Ivoire - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers
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Potential barriers to U.S. exports and investment include:

  • Côte d’Ivoire’s relatively small market size; limited market data; and perceived European domination of the market
  • Government procurement process needs improvement (in terms of governance)
  •  Intellectual property rights need stronger enforcement
  • Slow and relatively long court system
  • Prohibitively expensive air and sea freight rates and long transit times.

For more information on and help with addressing trade barriers please contact:

International Trade Administration

Enforcement and Compliance
(202) 482-0063