Rules and Regulations

REMINDER: Age limit for cars imported into Côte d'Ivoire

CMA CGM wishes to remind its customers that the age limit of used vehicles allowed to be imported into Côte d'Ivoire is set by decree as follows:


  • 5 years for cars (tourism vehicle)
  • 5 years for taxis
  • 7 years for minibuses (from 9 to 34 seats)
  • 7 years for trucks up to 5 tons
  • 10 years for buses (more than 34 seats)
  • 10 years for trucks from 5 to 10 tons
  • 10 years for trucks over 10 tons

Please note that above restrictions are not applicable for cars (tourism vehicles) when imported by:

  • Ivorian diplomats and government employees when moving to Côte d'Ivoire at the end of their missions abroad
  • Ivorian citizens staying in a foreign country for professional reasons

Please also note that this regulation will be applied strictly from July 1st, 2018 (date of discharge in Ivory Coast), and that penalties are as follows:

XOF 2,000,000 (EUR 3,000) + costs involved to reexport or destroy cars not complying with the above rule


For further information, please contact your CMA CGM local agent.