Côte d'Ivoire : Implementation of VoC (Verification of Conformity) program
CMA CGM informs its customers that, as per official notice n°030/MCIPPME/SEPMBPE issued by the Ministry of Commerce of Côte d'Ivoire regarding the Verification of Conformity of cargo bound for Côte d'Ivoire, the pilot phase will end on June 30th, 2019.
Therefore, please note that as from July 1st, 2019 (loading date), the Verification of Conformity (VoC) program will be fully operational. Shipments loaded after this date and arriving without Certificate will be rejected by Customs and penalties will be applied.
We remind you that the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) must be obtained by the Shipper prior loading by contacting one the following 4 organisms appointed by the Ivorian Ministry of Commerce:
- BUREAU VERITAS (BIVAC BV)
- COTECNA INSPECTION
- IINTERTEK International Limited
- Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)
More information available on the website of the Ministry of Commerce of Côte d'Ivoire at www.commerce.gouv.ci