How to Apply for Import License for Poultry and Derivatives In Ivory Coast

Apply for Import License for Poultry and Derivatives In Ivory Coast By Online

  • Prior import Authorization (API) Permits are documents that grants the importer permission to import any product into Ivory Coast legally.
  • It is important to note that the API Permit was issued by the ministry responsible for it, Importers are required to sign up with the GUCE first before filling in an Import Declaration Form (FDI) that is required in the event that the worth of the merchandise is more than five hundreds of thousands (500,000) FCFA and for getting approval for the API permit.

Register using the GUCE

  • Log in into your account on the GUCE CI website Link If you already have an account. If there isn’t one, you will need to sign up, by downloading the registration application form for exporters and importers through the GUCE site or by clicking this link to download the the link (Registration application form to get a the GUCE account)
  • Please fill out the request form and then have it be signed by the official representative for the company.
  • Scan and submit this request form along with the supporting documents below, electronically to or physically deposit it with Webb Fontaine CI Customer Service.
        • A replica of the identity document.
        • A photocopy of the identity card of the person who has requested an account with GUCE.
        • A copy of the Import/Export Code Sheet.
  • To deposit physical funds The person who is submitting the request must present his/her identity proof.
  • When you make your request, GUCE will take your request and then send an email with the Username along with the Password via the email address you registered to, access your account and login to your portal.

The Initial Import Authorization (API) authorization on poultry as well as derivatives. products

  • After logging in to the GUCE website, you can fill out the form for Import declaration (FDI) and upload the necessary documents as listed on the site , and then upload them to the site.
  • The system will automatically create a prior Import Authorization, which is delivered directly to the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources for verification and processed.
  • Print the proforma invoice along with the request form to obtain a prior Import Authorization (API) copy on the website.
  • Visit the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MIRAH), Department of Livestock Productions (DPE),Sub-Directorate of Hygiene and Food Safety (SDHSSA) office and submit the following file documents and information to the licensing desk
    • FDI number, or completed and approved copy of FDI
    • A copy from the invoice proforma
    • The original copy of the certificate/card for profession authorization that permits the entry of poultry and Derivatives products that has been signed by the Ministry.
    • Demand to obtain Prior Import Authorization (API) Original document
    • It is an International Veterinary Certificate issued by the official veterinary service of the country exporting it to.
  • Pay the necessary fees at cash registers, after which you will be issued with a receipt.
  • If an approved official believes that the conditions to file the application have been met, you will be notified of the result via SMS, phone or by email. You can also be notified in person within 2 up to 72 hours, and granted an Import Authorization (API) Authorization to import Poultry as well as Derivatives products.

Required Documents For Apply for Import License for Poultry and Derivatives

Register using the GUCE

  • A duplicate of the identity document.
  • A photocopy of the identity card of the person who has requested an account with GUCE.
  • Copy of the Import/Export Code Sheet.

import Autorization (API) Permit to import poultry and derivative products

  • Proforma Invoice.
  • Certificate of professional authorization to allow access to Poultry and derivatives products.
  • A request in advance for Import Authorization (API) Original version
  • Valid identification document
  • Valid certificate of registration for a company.
  • It is an International Veterinary Certificate issued by the official veterinary service of the country that is exporting.
  • Any other documents that might be required by the Ministry.

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MIRAH)
Address: Abidjan – Plateau CAISTAB building, 11th floor
BP V 84 Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
Tel: (+225) 20 22 99 30 / (+225) 20 21 34 23
Website: Link
Veterinary Services Division (DSV)
Sub-Directorate of Hygiene and Food Sanitary Safety (SDHSSA)
Address: Abidjan – Plateau Cite Administrative, Tower C, 11th Floor
Tel: (+225) 20 21 89 72


  • Importers (individuals/businesses/companies) with a valid profession authorization certificate/card to import Poultry and Derivatives products to Ivory Coast.


  • API transaction costs are 55,000 FCFA/25 T (or per container.


  • Import Authorization (API) Permit for Poultry and Derivatives products has a duration of six months.

Documents to Utilize

Link (registration for GUCE account)

Document Samples

Link (Prior Import Authorization (API) request form)
Link (The Import Declaration Form (FDI)

Processing Time

Once the application is submitted, the application is processed within 2 to 72 hours after lodging the application.


Import via sea
To import any goods by sea the exporter, forwarder abroad , and the importer have to be registered with the BSC through the website that is operated by the Office Ivoirien des Chargeurs (OIC) .
The required document to register

  • The Final Invoice, or the Inventory of personal belongings.
  • It is also known as the Bill of Lading (Bill of Lading ) or B /L).
  • The packing checklist.
  • A Customs Export Declaration of the country where the shipment is made of the merchandise.
  • The Local Insurance Certificate in Cote d’Ivoire.
  • It is the Import Declaration Form (FDI) or its number.

Additionally to imports from countries that are not part of those of the European Union, the following are the requirements:

  • This is the Freight Invoice.
  • It is the Certificate of Origin.

The Information You Need

Importer details

  • Name of the importer or company
  • Contact details
  • Identification document details
  • Company registration certificate detail
  • Source of import
  • The value of the product
  • Transport mode
  • Name of the bank that is used by the importer (in Cote d’Ivoire) (for the Bank Dominiciliation as well as getting exchange authorization). Exchange Authorization).
  • The HS codes for the products that are to be imported
  • The applicant’s declaration

Need to have the Document

  • In the spirit of Decree N deg 83-808 of 3 August 1983, and Decree n@93-312 of the 11th of March 1993, the regulations for the exercise of professions for the importation of goods intended to be consumed by humans or animals.
  • The Import Authorization (API) Permit to import Poultry as well as Derivatives products provides the importer with the permission to import these items into Ivory Coast legally.
  • This also helps ensure security and quality assurance for products for human and pets.

Information that could be helpful

The authorization and the certificate are necessary to receive the import products (Poultry and derivatives)

  • In advance of the customs declaration of the declaration of import for confirmation, the importer or forwarder submits the declaration for examination by the Phytosanitary Service (Directorate of Veterinary Services/Veterinary Sanitary Control and Inspection Service located at the borders of MIRAH) at the Customs office that examines the file. It is also necessary to present the Health Pass and the Health Certificate are additional documents to be submitted.

These documents are required to obtain your Good Removal (BAE) from Customs and also to receive delivery of the products imported.

External Links

Link (Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MIRAH)
Link (Le Guichet Unique du Commerce Exterieur (GUCE)



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