Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 3/26/2019

Côte d’Ivoire is a member of the following:

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which includes 15 countries in West Africa.

  • West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), which includes Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d‘Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.  Under the WAEMU treaty, Côte d’Ivoire has undertaken to coordinate its economic, financial, and structural policies with most francophone partners in the region.
  • OHADA (Organisation pour l'Harmonization en Afrique du Droit des Affaires), an organization that harmonizes a broad range of African legal systems that previously were characterized by a wide disparity in business law, codes, rules, regulations and local conventions affecting business.  The agreement creates a number of uniform acts and sets up organizations when necessary to implement the acts.

On October 25, 2011, the U.S. Government granted Côte d’Ivoire re-certification as a beneficiary country to export a large number of goods in the United States tariff-free under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), http://www.agoa.govAGOA is set to expire in 2025.  The European Union and Côte d’Ivoire has signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

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