Ivory Coast, officially République de Côte d'Ivoire, derived its name from its major trading commodity with European powers during the time of the great oceanic explorations. Today, Côte d'Ivoire has a thriving and varied agricultural economy that supports many of its 26 million inhabitants. And the nation serves as an important transit route for its landlocked neighbours.
Côte d'Ivoire has experienced a recent growth of its communications infrastructure and internet market. Combined with a growing economy and a low youth unemployment rate, its e-commerce is projected to grow at 11% annually until 2025. Isn't it time to say Bonjour, to Côte d'Ivoire and all of its neighbours?
Easily compare the best and cheapest shipping options to Ivory Coast through a variety of carriers using Secureship
Secureship provides safe and affordable shipping from Canada to Ivory Coast. In case you are an everyday shopper or a business,
you can easily save up to 50% on your international shipping costs by way of accessing our group buying power.
Shipments through Secureship come with full, easy to read tracking information to Ivory Coast
Signed By: Pikwalia @ Residence
Oct 6, 2023
San-Pedro, SP, CI
Oct 5, 2023
Daloa, DA, CI
Oct 4, 2023
Bouake, BO, CI
Oct 4, 2023
Abobo, AB, CI
Oct 4, 2023
Toronto, ON, CA
Oct 3, 2023
Ottawa, ON, CA
While we have made every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, Customs laws and procedures change regularly so it is
important to consult a licensed broker in Ivory Coast before shipping any goods.
Types of Shipments
Not all types of shipments are created equal. Shipping a television will require different
paperwork, duties, and taxes than shipping an accounting statement, for example.
Here is a list of the most common types of shipments:
NOTE: You should be aware that shipping using this method doesn't guarantee that your items will be imported duty/tax free.
Not all brokers will clear goods as temporary imports (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL) nor is it a guarantee that customs won't charge any duties and taxes.
2. Commercial Invoice (CI) + an ATA Carnet
Completing an ATA Carnet is great option for items that frequently travel in and out of the country.
It's also great because once you have an ATA Carnet, it is accepted by 176 countries worldwide making the application process a one-time thing.
In addition to declaring your commercial invoice as a temporary import, you can get an ATA Carnet for the items that are of temporary nature.
Sample Commercial Invoice for Permanent/Sold Goods
Gabriel Tiacoh Av. des Grande écoles Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire
Phone: +225 07 49 76 0737
Carrier tracking number: 736534736
Permanent/Sold: Parts and accessories for Canon B78n camera
Invoice number: 123456MGEP4916926 Customs Broker: UPS Date: 3 Oct 2023
Description of Goods
Camera Lenses: Canon EF 50mm, Canon EF 85mm & wide-angle lenses.
Terms of Sale: None
Total number of packages: 1
Reason for export:Permanent/Sold Contact Name: James Smith
Total Invoice Amount: $1980.00
Total Weight: 10.0 lbs
Declaration Statement: I hereby certify that information provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge
Shipping packages internationally requires a lot of documentation. This process alone can be confusing and time-consuming.
So we’ve narrowed down what documents you might need and ranked them based on likeliness of being needed.
Shipping Label / Bill of Lading
This is a label provided by the carrier (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). Always required because the carrier needs to know the parcel's destination.
Required for all non-document shipments
For all non-document shipments, you will require 3 copies of the commercial invoice (to be included with your shipping labels).
These are for customs purposes and need to be included inside a document pouch outside of the box.
When creating a shipment through the Secureship website, the system will help you create this document automatically.
Required if value exceeds $2,000 per shipment or is a controlled good
A B13a is required if your shipment exceeds $2000 CAD or is a controlled good
and is destined to a country other than the US, Puerto Rico, or the US Virgin Islands
Canada has a preferential trade agreement with Ivory Coast. A COO proves that an item has been produced, manufactured or processed in Canada.
When an item with a COO is imported into Ivory Coast, it will incur a reduced or zero-rated import duty.
Certificate of Insurance (COI)
Shows that the shipment has been insured.
Banks may request a certificate of insurance when providing letters of credit for the goods. Otherwise,
it is generally your choice whether to purchase insurance for the shipment.
Used to avoid duties and taxes on shipments of temporary nature.
If you ship goods of temporary nature to and from a country, you can obtain an ATA Carnet to expedite the customs clearance process and
ensure that anything of temporary nature is not charged duties and taxes.
You can purchase
through Secureship and it is provided by the carrier that will be transporting your shipment.
Each carrier will charge a different amount per $100 of declared insurance. If you indicate that you need insurance for your shipment our system will automatically include the insurance costs for your shipment.
Insurance is great to have in case your package is accidentally lost or damaged by the carrier. But be careful, not everything you ship is insurable. Worse - even if your package contains items that are insurable, if it doesn’t meet the ISTA 3A packaging standard, the insurance purchased through the carrier would not be available to you.
Here are some items that cannot be insured by the carrier:
Liquids (including alcohol)
Jewellery in excess of $500
Glass or Ceramic
And many more items
For more information, please see the carrier's terms and conditions.
Shipping to Ivory Coast from Canada can take between 3-5 business days through the fastest carriers available on the Secureship platform.
More economical services, such as Canada Post, can take up to 1-2 months to complete the delivery.