Market Reports/Tariffs
Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods

Cote D'Ivoire

Import Tariffs
Market Information

Last updated on 06/06/2012

If you have any questions about the following information, please contact Maria D'Andrea-Yothers at the U.S. Department of Commerce- Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-4058 or click here for e-mail access.

**The following information is provided only as a guide and should be confirmed with the proper authorities before embarking on any export activities.**

Import Tariffs - Cote D'Ivoire
Cote d'Ivoire applies a common external tariff (CET) together with other countries belonging to the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU - l'UEMOA in French) - Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. The CET establishes four categories of products on which tariffs are zero, five, 10, and 20 percent.

Cote d'Ivoire (WAEMU): Ad valorem tariffs on Textiles, Apparel, Footwear and Travel Goods
HS Chapter/Subheading
Tariff Rate Range (%)
5 - 20
5 - 20
5 - 10
-other vegetable fiber
-man-made fiber
5 - 10
Woven Fabric
10 - 35
-other vegetable fiber
10 - 20
-man-made fiber
10 - 20
Knit Fabric
Non Woven Fabric
Industrial Fabric
10 - 20
Home Furnishings
including: bed, bath, kitchen linens, etc.


Travel Goods



10 - 20

10 - 20

* Mosquito nets (HS 6304.91.00.10) - 0% duty; Life jackets and life belts (HS 6307.20.00.00) - 5% duty.

For more detailed tariff information, see the Current Situation of Schedules of Members on the World Trade Organization website or the Investir en Zone Franc (IZF)/l'UEMOA website- Hold cursor over “ESPACE GENERAL”, Under “TARIFS DOUANIERS” click on “Les tarifs douaniers en Afrique de l'Ouest” (UEMOA), scroll down to and click on the relevant chapter range at mid-page. Use the “DD” column.

Additional Taxes--A one-percent statistical fee is levied on the c.i.f. (cost, insurance, and freight) value of imports, except for those destined for re-export, transit, or donations for humanitarian purposes under international agreements. Other taxes on imports into Cote d’Ivoire are a one percent ECOWAS community levy (solidarity tax) on the c.i.f. value. There is an 18-percent VAT (value-added tax) applied on the c.i.f. value plus duty and the statistical fee.

Textile imports into Côte d'Ivoire are also subject to taxes under national legislation, as listed below.
  • flax tow and waste (HS 5303.9000.00) - CFAF 400/kg
  • woven fabrics of jute or other bast fibers, unbleached, other woven fabrics of jute or of other textile fibers (HS 5310.1000.00, 5310.9000.00, and 5311.0000.00) - CFAF 100/m
  • binder or baler twine, and twine of polyethylene (HS 5607.4100.00, and 5607.4900.00) - CFAF 350/kg
  • textile fabrics, impregnated, coated, covered (HS 5903.9000.00) - CFAF 400/kg
Côte d'Ivoire applies a digressive protection tax (TDP) of 5 percent on polypropylene bags (HS 6305.3200.00).

A 10 percent special import tax (TCI) is applied on certain imports, depending on trigger prices:
  • Woven fabrics of jute (HS 5310.1000.00) with a trigger price of 353 CFAF/kg
  • Jute sacks (HS 6305.1000.00) with a trigger price of 706 CFAF/kg
Customs Valuation--Cote d’Ivoire applies minimum import prices (MIPs) to imports of used clothes.

If your product is primarily made in the U.S. of U.S. originating components it may qualify for duty-free entry into countries with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement (FTA). The U.S. currently has FTAs with the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore and South Korea. See the FTA Tariff Tool, to determine the duty-free status or reduced duties that apply to products eligible under these free trade agreements.

Additional resources for tariff information:

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Import Documentation/Procedures (Cote D'Ivoire)

No specific information is available.

For more information on local customs rules and regulations:
Douanes de Cote D'Ivoire (Ivorian Customs Administration)

For information on common export documents, such as transportation documents, export compliance documents, certificates of origin, certificates for shipments of specific goods, temporary shipment documents, and other export-related documents, see the webpage on Common Export Documents.

For country-specific information on import procedures and documentation requirements, see the
Country Commercial Guides (CCG) on the website.

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Import Restrictions (Cote D'Ivoire)
No information is currently available on any bans, quotas, or other restrictions.
U.S. Export Restrictions:

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers and their agents in accordance with U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. The OFAC website includes summaries of sanctions programs for various countries and the “Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons” (SDNs) list of entities and individuals with whom U.S. persons may not conduct business and whose property must be blocked if under the control of a U.S. person.

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce is responsible for implementing and enforcing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which regulate the export and re-export of most commercial items. BIS maintains the Denied Persons List, which consists of individuals, and companies that have been denied export and re-export privileges by BIS, and the Entity List, which consists of foreign end users who pose an unacceptable risk of diverting U.S. exports and the technology they contain to alternate destinations for the development of weapons of mass destruction
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Standards - Cote D'Ivoire
No specific information is available.

Local standards organization and other resources:
CODINORM - l'Organisme National de Normalisation et de Certification de la Côte d'Ivoire

The National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce provides information on U.S. and foreign standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures for non-agricultural products. NCSCI staff responds to requests for information by identifying relevant standards and regulations, and by referral to the appropriate standards-developers or private-sector organizations. Under copyright restrictions, NCSCI cannot provide copies of standards, but NCSCI does provide sources for accessing standards.

Notify U.S. - Member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are required under the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) to report to the WTO all proposed technical regulations that could affect trade with other Member countries. Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers U.S. companies an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations that may affect their access to international markets.

Additional resources:

Examples of voluntary formaldehyde labeling programs

American Apparel and Footwear Association's Restricted Substances List

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ASTM International

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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Labeling - Cote D'Ivoire

All packages containing U.S. produced merchandise must be clearly labeled “MADE IN THE U.S.A.” or they will not be allowed to enter the country. Consumer product labels, generally, must be in French for a product to be of interest to importers and consumers.

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Market Information - Cote D'Ivoire

No specific information is available.

U.S. companies may contact the U.S. Commercial Service for information and personalized counseling at every step of the exporting process. Find a U.S. Export Assistance Centers near you.

For information on protecting trademarks, designs, patents and copyrights, see the STOPFAKES.GOV website. STOPFAKES.GOV is dedicated to helping U.S. companies protect their innovations and safely market their products at home and overseas. Find guidance and resources on how to register your company's intellectual property and protect it from counterfeiting and piracy. Also find IPR toolkits for select countries, as well as other country-specific information.

For information on selling to foreign governments, see the Global Procurement Opportunities website.

Other sources for market information and data:

OTEXA Export Market Report (U.S. export data for textiles, apparel, footwear and travel goods)

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service

U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

U.S. Office of the Trade Representative

Local Industry and Trade Associations

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