Trade Facilitation

Description

Côte d’Ivoire has been part of the WTO since its creation in 1995. Côte d’Ivoire has been showing willingness in complying with the multilateral trading system and considers it as a trigger to its regional integration and development. Côte d’Ivoire’s average MFN applied tariff in 2012 was 11.9 per cent. Agricultural imports into the country face higher tariff barriers (14.6 per cent) compared to non-agricultural imports (11.5 per cent). Côte d’Ivoire has been part of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) since its creation in April 1973, which objective was achieved with the common external tariff put in place in 2013 and the free movement of people, capital and goods within the bloc. Côte d’Ivoire has set up an initial framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU. This agreement combines the benefits of a trade agreement with development assistance targeted at Côte d'Ivoire but its final goal remains to conclude a full EPA with all the members of the West African region.

Logistics Performance Index (LPI): Country Comparison
Source: World Bank, Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

Note: World Bank, 2012

Logistics Performance Index – Evolution
Source: World Bank, Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

Note: World Bank, 2012