Import process in Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
The import process in Côte d'Ivoire involves four entities:
- The Importer
- The Customs broker
- The Customs Office
- The Services empowered to provide authorization or license
By importer, we mean the owner or the final recipient of the goods. This can be a legal company or a person.
He is bound by the obligation to provide a valid code sheet recorded in the customs computer system.
The code sheet is a summary document of information related to an importer. It allows the importer to be legally identified at any customs office.
In addition to this code sheet, the importer must provide the documents concerning his imported goods (commercial invoice, packing list, certificate of origin, authorization, import license, etc.)
The Authorized Customs Broker
He is the importer's representative at customs office. He receives the code sheet and the importer's documents, analyzes them and prepares the customs declaration.
The customs declaration confirm the information of the goods in the customs computer system (nature, weight, recipient, sender, value etc.)
Once this customs declaration has been validated, he physically submits it to the appropriate customs service for control.
The authorized customs broker is legally responsible for all the information filled in customs declaration.
This is the estate entity that verifies the conformity of goods entering or leaving the territory.
As a result, for each import, customs receives thé upstream documentation sent by the customs broker. (Deadline: 2 days)
Then, it validates the data related to the importer, the value and the nature of the goods.
This validated information automatically authorizes the customs broker to proceed to the customs clearance and declaration.
Downstream, the customs proceed a documentary and / or physical verification of the packages before giving its exit authorization through the "Good to be removed" (Deadline: 2 days)
The Services empowered to provide authorization or license
For some goods, an import authorization or license is required.
These are pharmaceuticals, antennas, textile products, etc.
Please refer to us for the exhaustive list and to confirm that your good is not subject to any authorization.
Certificate of Conformity
Certificate of Origin
Importer code (We can use our importer code if any )
Bill of Lading or AWB
CTN (container tracking number on https://bsci.sgs.com only for sea transport)