Côte d'Ivoire - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers

Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

Last published date: 2021-10-11

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
  • An opaque government procurement process
  • Inadequate enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • Uncertain legal protection due to an inefficient 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