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Côte d’Ivoire is a country of western sub-Saharan Africa. It borders Liberia and Guinea in the west, Mali and Burkina Faso in the north, Ghana in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea (Atlantic Ocean) in the south. The country lies between latitudes 4° and 11°N, and longitudes 2° and 9°W.

Côte d’Ivoire has for the region a relatively
high income per capita (USD 960 in 2007) and plays a key role in
transit trade for neighboring landlocked countries. The country is the
largest economy in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, constituting 40
percent of the monetary union’s total GDP. The country is the world’s
largest exporter of cocoa, and the fourth largest exporter of goods in
sub-Saharan Africa (following South Africa, Nigeria and Angola).

The maintenance of close ties to France since
independence in 1960, diversification of agriculture for export, and
encouragement of foreign investment, has been factors in the economic
growth of Côte d’Ivoire. In recent years Côte d’Ivoire has been subject
to greater competition and falling prices in the global marketplace for
its primary agricultural crops: coffee and cocoa. That, compounded with
high internal corruption, makes life difficult for the grower and those
exporting into foreign markets.

In Ivory Coast, the primary market depends
heavily on agriculture. In fact, approximately 70% of the population
works in some form or another within the agricultural sector. Of the
largest producers and exporters of cocoa beans, coffee, and palm oil,
Cote d’Ivoire is at the top. While this is good news for Ivory Coast
trade, it also means there is risk any time the market fluctuates. If
international pricing goes down or weather prohibits a good crop, Ivory
Coast trade feels the impact.

Although the government of Ivory Coast has
made tremendous effort to diversify the economy, agriculture and
agricultural activities remain the primary sector. For instance, in the
1960s, the GDP per capita increased by 82%, finally hitting 360% in the
1970s. However, by the 1980s and 1990s, numbers had dropped to 22%.
Then, considering that this part of the country experienced significant
population growth, standard of living in Ivory Coast began to slide.

Although the economy saw some troubling
times, around the mid-1990s when the CFA Franc was devaluated, prices
for coffee and cocoa increased, and Ivory Coast exports to include
rubber and pineapples saw growth. Other changes during this time
included liberation of banking, limited Ivory Coast trade, new
discoveries for gas and offshore oil, external financing improved, and
debt was rescheduled. Even though devaluation reached 50% for currencies
in the Franc zone causing inflation to rise to 26%, within two years,
it dropped dramatically.

The good news for both Ivory Coast exports
and Ivory Coast imports is that from that time to now, standards for
this country have improved. Today, Cote d’Ivoire has a strong and
diverse infrastructure to include telecommunication services, over 8,000
miles of paved road, and more. One area that continues to be a
challenge is livestock. Since a large portion of the Ivory Coast is
tsetse-fly infested, cattle are grown only in the most northern
districts. Other livestock maintained in controlled areas include hogs,
goats, chickens, and sheep, which produce byproducts of eggs, milk, and

Another area that has been successful for
Ivory Coast exports and Ivory Coast imports is fishing. In fact, the
largest tuna fishing port has been in operating at Abidjan since 1964.
Every year, approximately 100,000 tons of tuna is processed. In addition
to this, commercial fishing for tuna and sardines accounts for much of
the economy and fish hatcheries have been established in Korhogo,
Bamoro, and Bouake.

Additionally, Ivory Coast consists of
forestry. This part of the world has rainforests, deciduous forests, and
secondary forests, which account for more than 7,117,000 hectares.
While forestry is still harvested and sold, due to an influx of
hostilities that caused political instability in 2002, it is now illegal
to log. However, for purpose of maintenance, some limited logging is
still allowed in forest areas that are classified. Just seven years ago,
Ivory Coast exports of forest products reached $269 million, making it
the third most valued source of foreign revenue.

The Ivory Coast export business also includes
petroleum and cocoa as the primary products, working with markets such
as Spain, Netherlands, Italy, France, India, Germany, the UK, Morocco,
Senegal, and Ireland. One reason Ivory Coast exports for forest products
continues to be in such high demand is that wood species include
framire, frake, teak, samba, cedar, pine, bête, gmelina, and mangon.

Today, the Ivory Coast Trade, Ivory Coast Exports, Ivory Coast
Imports includes many products in addition to those mentioned such as
palm kernels, rice, corn, cotton, sugar, sweet potatoes, manioc, and
bananas. For industries, these include foods, beverages, and wood
products, as well as bus and truck assembly, oil refinery, fertilizer,
textiles, electricity, building materials, and ship construction/repair.
The amount of Ivory Coast exports is $6.50 billion and for Ivory Coast
imports, $4.80 billion. Finally, the primary partners for exports are
France, Netherlands, the United States, Nigeria, and Italy and for
imports, France, Nigeria, and Thailand.




  • Determine a target price of purchasing the producer, recording period;
  • Strengthen the capacity of Coopex and SMX;
  • Promote the quality of products sold;
  • Strengthen the system of marketing information;
  • Improve the fair and effective competition between operators;
  • Ensure independent and transparent functioning of the sector.


  • Determining a reference CIF price for each registration period; Fixing a target price to producers by buying period;
  • Open and free access to all registration periods;
  • Free records on all open periods;
  • Maintaining the reserve of prudence;
  • Maintaining the cap purchases; Training
    operators to use the table indicative of reduction; Regular information
    to operators on the level of market prices;
  • Dissemination of a table of penalties.



The reference CIF price is determined
on the basis of the configuration and analysis Market. It includes the
estimated levels of production costs and production Marketing.


The indicative cost structure is negotiated by the inter within the BCC and discussed
with the FRC and the ARCC. Negotiation and discussion of the indicative
cost structure designed to allow better appreciation of the purchase
price for the producer, depending in particular levels of taxation and
special levies approved by the State.


The target price is paid to the
producer by fixed registration period. It is determined compared with
international prices, taking into account the levels of production costs
of production and marketing estimates.


C-4-1 Reserve caution

Reserve caution is the security
arrangements for the purchase price to the producer, she can also
mobilize the financial resources needed to finance possible actions in
support of the purchase price to the producer. Its level and its
operating procedures are established before starting campaign by the FRC
on the CCB and the ARCC.

C-4-2 The support mechanism of the purchase price to the producer

The mechanism of action aims to stem
the possible decline of the purchase price at producer. It may have
several facets to market considerations and reasons strategic. During
the period, a sharp and sustained drop in prices below the price cif
reference, or sooner if the market situation requires an anticipation of
the phenomenon, Market Committee of CCB seizes the FRC and the ARCC to
decide together the proper action preferred. The purchase price to the
producer is supported either by direct intervention or through financial
instruments risk management strategy based on a term and / or options.
The management of this mechanism of financial support from the FRC will
be required in such mechanism.


The level of limiting purchases are
decided by the ARCC. The practical arrangements its implementation are
identified and stopped before the start of the period or marketing.


In order to strengthen the capacity of
Coopex and SMX, the BCC and the FRC will in implement support measures
in the context of specific projects or programs in conjunction with
ARCC. These measures will strengthen this category of operators,
including through access to finance and risk management tools,
establishment of structural links and credibility with the downstream
industry and trading, and access to physical especially for SMX. Within
the short-term measures which include exemption from payment reserve
prudence and dispense with the production of the security check-in
limits, a specific agreement is reached between the CCB and each Coopex
and SMX. This agreement will define the eligibility criteria, conditions
and modalities of implementation implementing measures.


To ensure transparency in marketing
conditions, including internal, relevant information relating thereto
will be published regularly, while means of communication and


To strengthen the transparent operation
of the sector and help to further improving the quality of marketed
products, the table of reduction adopted tentative within the framework
of the inter-sessional period will be targeted training and wide
dissemination ensured.

C-9 tax and Social Security Contributions


  • The Right One (DUS) Cocoa is set by the Government. He sits on quantities exported and payable to Customs;
  • The registration fee is set by the state. She sits on the CIF registration and is payable to Directorate General of Taxes (DGI);
  • The level of fees and other levies are set by ministerial decree.

These fees and levies are assessed on
the net weight exported. If, for compelling reasons, a review of fiscal
and quasi-fiscal items (DUS, Tax registration fees and other levies)
occurs, during the period or during the marketing year, the change will
apply on a non- retroactive to the inventoried stock on the date of its


To ensure the transparent operation of
the sector and help to further enhancing fair competition among all
operators, table of sanctions will published before the start of the



An approved exporter, must every
Tuesday, no later than 18 hours, under the week before Tuesday, declare
and register with the Exchange Coffee and Cacao (BCC) the situation of
his purchases, his receptions from all plants, its transactions with
local other exporters. He must also file this statement issued, signed
and sealed within 48 hours registration, the BCC copy to the ARCC.
Failure to report purchases on two (2) consecutive weeks, no longer
gives access to all records.


2.1 Definition of the registration

Registration is the acceptance by the
exporter, the outcome of the commercial proposal market information on a
given date, and made by the BCC to all accredited exporters. For the
record, the export commitment is perfect for a quantity or quality,
destination and a fixed future date of shipment by the exporter to:

  • a CIF record for a period and for a reference quality defined by CCB;
  • two fiscal rules: registration tax basis on
    the CIF price of registration, and the sole right to output (DUS)
    sitting on the weight saved and exported;
  • conditions levies (charges and other levies)
    predetermined, and published sitting on the weight recorded and
    exported. The record results in the automatic issuance of a registration
    confirmation (CDC) which is the contractual document of reference for
    the realization of export operations.

2.2 Access to Records

Access to the Integrated Registration System is restricted to exporters
that have a valid authorization for the marketing of coffee and cocoa in
progress. At any approved exporter, the BCC attributes of office and

    • A user profile;
    • A code exporter
    • A password or access code.

The connection to the registration system is
authenticated by the above data to an ugly electronic card and its
reader. The exporter makes freely licensed his recordings automatically,
every day working 10 hours 30 minutes to 18 hours. The connection of
computer equipment the exporter is via telephone installations using the
following numbers:
+22520.25.41.00 / +225

2.3 Period of registration

By reference to quotations of the London market, registration periods are as follows:

Registration Periods  

Registration deadlines


October-December (OD)


until December 12


January-March (JM)


until March 14


April-June (AJ)


until June 30


July-September (JS)


until September 15


After the close of trading of the contract September 15 September on
the London market, to enable further purchases prior to the start of
next season, the recordings will be made on the basis of quotations for
December contract. However, this opening records on the basis of quotations for December contract will be permitted

after deliberation by the Board of Directors of CCB and / or consulting the

Interdepartmental Commodities (ICPM).


2.4 Price CIF recording




CIF price of registration which is different from the sales price CIF
basis, is determined on the basis of the following average:

[Closing Price J – 1 Opening Price J ] / 2.

formula remains valid for all open periods. The exchange rate used for
the period is in effect between10:00 and 10:30 minutes, the seizure
of quotations.


CIF price of registration is expressed in EURO (€) and 655.96
kg (equivalent to CFAF / kg). It is expressed in CIF Europe
based Good Fermented (GF), corrected for the original
differential. This differential may be revised over time. The CIF
price of registration is displayed 10 hours 30
minutes to 18 hours and remains valid up to 18 hours
GMT, closing records. In the absence of trading in an open and
active, the BCC will display from 14 hours 30 minutes, the last “SWITCH”
to date which is determined as follows:


[(Closing Price J-2 – Opening Prices J-1) + Or – (Closing Price J-1) Closing Price J-1] / 2



approved exporters have automatic access to that price. Each
exporter is consult at any moment the situation of his recordings.


2.5 Quantity and quality allowed for registration

recordings are made in multiples of 25 metric tons to
beans with minimum quantity of 25 tons. The reference
grade is the Good Fermented (GF) corresponding to grade I
and II.


2.6 Destinations

The destinations are free and left to the
exporters. The registration fee still sitting on the CIF price of
registration defined in paragraph 2.4 above. In the case of processing a
registration confirmation, for the sake of change destination other
than Europe, the registration fee will be determined on the CIF Europe.

2.7 Taxation and Social Security


Levels of taxation and special levies are set by ministerial order, beginning each period, they concern the following topics:

  • Registration fee
  • Right Single (DUS)
  • ARCC fee (including weighing, quality control and contribution to the budgets
  • International Organizations of cocoa and coffee)
  • BCC charge
  • FRC Charge
  • Sampling Sacherie bush
  • FDPCC levy – Operation (including the contribution to the functioning of FIRCA and the National Chamber of Agriculture)
  • Sampling FDPCC-Investment
  • Reserve Prudence
  • Investment funds in rural areas.

2.8 Confirmation of registration (CDC)


All registration must be the subject of a confirmation. Confirmation


Record results in the automatic issuance of a
contractual document called the “CDC” or confirmation of registration.
The CDC is the contractual document of reference for the realization of
export operations. The Final CDC is published by the BCC in four
(4) slips after the electronic validation of the latter by the exporter.
The CIF price of registration, taxes, royalties and other levies are in
CFA ( XOF ) on the CDC. To be addressed by the BCC, the DCC must be
accompanied by a certificate of deposit bank Record validated by the




2.9 Bank guarantee registration


The amount of bank guarantee for registration is 25 CFAF / kg recorded.


exporter who wishes may issue a certificate of deposit of foreign
banks, provided in case of dispute, the competent court is that of


The bond is denominated bank recording the benefit of the FRC and is deposited in the BCC when editing of the CDC.




2.10 times




2.10.1 Registration deadlines




The recordings are made mandatory from the BCC, the following deadlines for each open periods:




Registration Periods  

Registration deadlines


October-December (OD)


until December 12


January-March (JM)


until March 14


April-June (AJ)


until June 30


July-September (JS)


until September 15





2.10.2 Time of cancellation of
registration In principle, the cancellation of a registration is not
allowed. However, within 24 hours after registration, duly justified if
an error is served by mail to the BCC, cancellation of registration is
allowed. 2.10.3 Time to confirm records


The security for registration is
filed with the CCB, within a maximum of 5 working days from the date of
registration. Electronic Confirmation of the CDC must be in the same
period. 2.10.4 Processing time of the CDC and the bond registration


CCB and the FRC have set a maximum period of 72 hours to
process and sign the bond registration and the CDC. After verification
of compliance of inscriptions on the CDC, the BCC aims and transmits a
copy accompanied by a bank guarantee for registration FRC. After
verification of compliance and regularity of bank guarantee for
registration, the FRC the sign and forward a copy to the BCC. CCB, based
on the copy of bank guarantee for registration signed by the FRC,
validates electronic CDC, sign and make it available to the exporter and

3.1 Boarding


Any record is followed by a shipment.
Boarding times are:


  • 1st October to 31 December;
  • 1stJanuary to 31 March;
  • 1stApril to 30 June;
  • 1stJuly to 30 September.



The boarding procedure results include:


  • to the introduction by the exporter, an application for an export license;
  • the quantity and quality checks carried out by private concessionaires approved under the supervision of the ARCC;
  • pest control services performed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
  • to the introduction by the exporter, an application for shipment or packing with of CCB;
  • the quality control sample for a representative sample quality analysis, by BCC.



After each shipment period, that is
to say late December, late March, late June to late September, the
exporter has a maximum period of 15 days (Abidjan port) and 21 days
(Port San Pedro) to implement its commitments or provide proof of
shipment of products, the date “Seen board” authentic. 3.2 Predicting or
delay of shipment


The exporter is free to anticipate or defer shipments.
Postponement or cancellation Boarding is permitted in exceptional
circumstances and under the following conditions:


  • Advance Boarding
    anticipation of shipment may be authorized only once per contract, and
    the period earlier. In such cases the settlement of the registration fee
    is based on the period when the price of registration is higher.
  • Report boarding
    The postponement
    of shipment may be authorized only once per contract, and the following
    period. In such cases the settlement of the registration fee is based
    on the period when the price Registration is highest. A postponement of
    shipment will be sent to the BCC, no later than 21 days calendar after
    the opening of the period over which the deferral is requested. The
    postponement of shipment is not allowed on the last contract period of
    the campaign. It is therefore impossible to carry forward boarding a
    campaign to another.



3.3 Clearance of CDC

registration is confirmed commercial engagement firm, quantitatively and
qualitatively, vis-à-vis the CCB, and a firm financial commitment, in
relation to fees and charges, vis – a – vis the state and the FRC. The
clearance of the CDC results include:


  • The issuance by the exporter’s application for an export license;
  • The filing of the required documentation package;
  • Edited by the CCB Services Bank One, Formula Launched in 16 sheets;
  • The payment of taxes (Treasury and Customs) and the return of royalties to the various checks FRC on behalf of beneficiaries.



For supersedes Forms (F01), the CDC supersedes matching will
be required. The provisions enacted in section 2.5 on quality and
quantity allowed for registration are maintained for requests for
authorization to export “Formula Launched , in other words, partial lots
are not allowed on the ‘Formula Launched

3.4 Deadlines

Any record is followed by a shipment. After each shipment period, that
is to say after the end of December, late March, late June to late
September, the exporter shall have maximum of 15 days (Abidjan port) and
21 days (Port San Pedro) to implement its commitment or provide proof
of shipment of products, the date “Seen board” authentic.
3.5 Freehand deposit
The hands of the bank guarantee registration occurs at the end of the
process boarding, and gives rise to a written request to the FRC. At the
request of hands are clasped in particular:


  • copy of the bank guarantee subject to the application;
  • copy of the CDC;
  • Copy the CDC split;
  • the original copy of the form Vu – Boarding
  • copy of each form Vu – Boarding.



The FRC has 72 hours to issue a certificate of deposit hands, the filing date authentic.








Timeout Confirmation



Suspension of email access to




No confirmation of registration beyond the

Registration Period

Payment of fees and expenses incurred




Not running the boarding end of period

payment of fees and expenses incurred




Disregard of the shipment period, following deferral


1) Adjustment of prices if the market is at a premium

2) Payment of fees and expenses incurred





Issuing a bad check


1) Suspension of access to email after 72

business hours

2) In case of recidivism, systematic payment of

taxes and fees by certified checks throughout






Issuance ofadishonored check

Suspension of the mail after 72 hours working, lack of regulation in the meantime





Non-payment of taxes and royalties

incurred beyond the shipment period


Appeal bonds in the amount of fees and charges





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