Ivory Coast

Certificate of Conformity for exports to the Ivory Coast


Verification of Conformity (VoC) for exports to Ivory Coast

The Government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has introduced a Verification of Conformity programme for all exports to the country which commences 1st March 2018.

Exporters/Importers trading with the Ivory Coast will need to comply with the requirements of the Verification of Conformity Programme in order for their goods to clear Customs. 

Intertek has been awarded a contract by the Government of the Ivory Coast as one of the service providers authorised to carry out this Verification of Conformity and has been supporting Conformity Assessment Programmes for over 20 years.

Intertek is authorised to issue the mandatory Certificates of Conformity which will be required for Customs clearance for all shipments arriving from 1st March 2018.

The requirements for Ivory Coast are:

  • Every consignment of regulated imported goods must be accompanied by a Conformity Certificate. 
  • Certificates are needed to ensure customs clearance of shipments.
  • Any shipments arriving without the Certificate of Conformity will be rejected and penalties applied.
  • The Certificate confirms that the products comply with the relevant technical regulations, national, regional or international standards.

Exporters of regulated products to Gabon can contact Chamber International to obtain more information on the programme and also apply for CoCs.


Contact our specialists on 0845 034 7200 or by email for further details.