How to Register as an Importer of Fairground Meat or Meat Products In Ivory Coast

Register as an Importer of Fairground Meat or Meat Products In Ivory Coast By Yourself

  • Companies based in Abidjan should visit Abidjan’s Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MIRAH), Department of Livestock Productions (DPE) or Sub-Department of Supply and Market Regulators and companies based outside Abidjan must visit the Prefecture office close to them and make an inquiry at the front desk.
  • Take the registration request form from the registration desk, and fill it in accurately.
  • Send the completed form, along with additional evidence (listed further below) to the official in charge to be verified.
  • Make the necessary processing charges in cash at the Department of Veterinary Services (DSV) cash counter. Upon which you will receive a an invoice.
  • The Veterinary Services (DSV) Department will send an inspector/health officer to the premises of the facility to inspect the premises to ensure Good Cold Storage, Manufacturing and Distribution Practice are being followed.
  • The report’s findings is given to applicants and If any change or enhancement is needed, Corrective Action and Preventive Action Report (CAPA) report will be issued and you will have to correct the problem.
  • If the CAPA is implemented successfully CAPA A follow-up inspection could be carried out by the team conducting the inspection to determine the effectiveness of the CAPA’s implementation (where appropriate).
  • If the veterinarian approves of the conclusions of the follow-up report the inspector will issue you with a certificate from a veterinarian.
  • A Inter-ministerial Commission (chaired by the Ministry responsible for Trade) has meetings twice (2) times a year to review the findings of all reports, dossiers of applications and issue certificates of authorizations to import to those who meet the conditions required to be met for the submission.
  • You will be informed about the outcome via email, phone or in person, and then you will be issued with a document of the registration of an importer for fairground meat or other products. The register will notify you of the outcome.
  • The list of approved applicants (individuals/businesses/companies) will then be gazetted by the Inter-ministerial Decrees.

Required Documents For Register as an Importer of Fairground Meat or Meat Products

  • Request in handwriting (for the attention to the President of Approval Commission – Decree n deg 93-312 dated March 11 1993 District Abidjan).
  • A valid Identity Card (Identity Card or Residence Card).
  • Extracts of Judicial Records that are under three (3) three (3) months ago.
  • Extracts taken from Trade Register bearing a mention in relation to the occupation that the trade register is to.
  • Certificate of the Location of the Place for exercise (by the Town Hall of the Municipality in question).
  • Certification of Inspection and of the adequacy of inspection by the manager’s pulmonary radio.
  • 4 Photos of the manager’s identity.
  • Employees’ list.
  • Certificate of inspection and monitoring for employees and the pulmonary radio.
  • A certified copy of the diploma (optional).
  • The file of the person who is the head or the manager of the company with all the documents listed above.
  • Declaring the Tax Existence (Cf. General Sheet on Imports).
  • A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is issued to the premises of the business.
  • The Receipt of Payment for charges related to the file of application to the Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources.

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MIRAH)
Address: Abidjan – Plateau CAISTAB building, 11th floor
BP V 84 — Ivory Coast
Tel: (+225) 20 22 99 30 / (+225) 20 21 34 23
Website: Link
Department of Livestock Productions (DPE)
The Sub-Department for Supply and Market Regulation (SDARM)
Address : Abidjan – Plateau Cite administrative, Tower A 2nd Floor
Tel: (+ 225) 20 22 69 77/20 21 40 16
Directorate of Veterinary Services (DSV)
Address: Abidjan – Plateau Cite Administrative Tower C, 11th floor
Tel: (+225) 20 21 89 72


  • Legal or natural (individuals/businesses/companies) that wish to import fairground meat or meat products to ivory coast


  • It is recommended to seek advice from the ministry


The professional authorization certificate/card for importation of fairground meat or the meat product is valid for a year, and is renewable after that.

Requirements Information

Applicant details

  • Full names
  • Telephone number(s)
  • Addresses for postal mail
  • Email address
  • Declaration

Information on the facility

  • Name of the business
  • Information about employees
  • Physical location of the facility (land mark/GPS location)
  • Information about the manager (name number, post, and phone No.)
  • Branch details, if there are any

The document is needed

  • In the spirit of Decree N deg 83-808 of the 3rd of 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.
  • Therefore, importers of fairground or other meat-based products have to obtain a professional authorization certificate/card for fairground meat and product from the minister in order to be able to import these products into Ivory Coast.

It also ensures security and quality assurance for products for human as well as animals.

External Links

Link (Ministry of Animal and Fisheries Resources (MIRAH)



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