The Government of Côte d'Ivoire has implemented a Verification of Conformity Programme for all goods imported into Côte d'Ivoire with a FOB value equal to or above XOF 1 million - approx. EUR 1,500.
Prior to cargo loading, shippers must obtain a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) from one of the below organisations who have been appointed by the Ivorian Ministry of Commerce:
- Bureau Veritas (BIVAC BV)
- Intertek International Limited
- Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)
Shipments loaded after July 15th must have a certificate of Conformity or they will be rejected by Customs and penalties applied. The penalty will be 50% of cargo value + confiscation and destruction of goods at the expense of the importers.
For more information please email OMA Côte d'Ivoire Logistics Department