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Abidjan ABJ

Côte d'Ivoire |


  • Is freight collect on HAWB available?
  • Is destination clearance and delivery available?
  • Is ISPM15 (IPPC) required for solid wood materials?
  • Is shipper required to undertake Pre Shipment Inspection?
  • Freight collect
  • ISPM 15 Required
7 days

import airline storage period from time of arrival

Destination import notes and documentation requirements

  • original AWB (full original set not E-copy or photo copy)
  • original Shipper's invoice
  • original Shippers packing list


All documents must be in English
HAWB must show actual true freight charges otherwise IATA rate will be applied as the Value for Customs at destination
Consignee is to be stated in full by importer of record, importers address, phone number and contact person
Goods not cleared or unclaimed within 21 days of arrival are sent to Customs warehouse.
Goods which have been in Customs warehouse for three months will be sent for disposal by public auction.
China Customs at origin require details of MAWB consignee and HAWB consignee tax i.d / VAT number to process export entry.


Pre-shipment Verification of Conformity (PVoC) and Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

Goods of F.O.B value 1000000 XAF (approx 1525 EUR) and under are not subject to PVoC
PVoC is required or all goods imported into Ivory Coast valued over 1000000 XAF (1525 EUR approx)
PVoC has to be arranged by the shipper and not their appointed freight forwarder or any other outside entity.
Once PVoC inspection and processing is complete at origin, the inspecting agent issues shipper with a Certificate of Conformity (CoC).
Shipper is responsible for ensuring the CoC is sent to the consignee prior to shipment arriving at destination.
The following goods are exempt from PVoC :

Gold and other precious metals

Precious stones

Explosives, arms, ammunitions and other war materials intended to national armed forces and forces of order

Live animals

Fresh vegetable and fruits

Fresh and frozen meat

Plants and floriculture products

Local products of traditional crafts from community origin

Pharmaceutical products and raw materials used in pharmaceutical products manufacturing

Newspapers and periodical magazines, postage stamps, revenue stamps, bank notes, check books, passports and certain other printed documents

Personal belongings and used household effects

Used vehicles

Crude oil or partially refined

Imports for diplomatic entitles or international organizations for their own use

Production machinery subject or benefiting from exemption as part of investments code on request sent to the follow-up committee of the PVoC program

Last update: August 4, 2021

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