The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire is a state located in West Africa. The country is a presidential republic with the president as head of state. Local currency is the CFA-Franc BCEAO. Official as well as business language is French. Côte d'Ivoire is a member of the United Nations (UN), the AKT-Group and other international organisations.
According to experts Côte d'Ivoire is among the leading economies in West Africa. The country is one of the largest exporters of cocoa- and coffee beans in the world, another major export product is palm oil. Crops grown in Côte d'Ivoire include coconuts, peanuts, tobacco, bananas, sugar cane and pineapples. On top of that, diamonds, iron, bauxit, nickel and manganese are being mined. Côte d'Ivoire is popular with investors from France and the USA.
Roughly 42% of the population live beneath the poverty line, illegal child labour is widespread. The service sector accounts for 50% of the GDP, however most of the population (about 70%) work in agriculture.
Côte d'Ivoire has a mixed legal system, mainly shaped by french law, islamic law and african unwritten law.
Corporate practice is regulated by the Civil Code and other legal statutes.
Main types of businesses in Côte d’Ivoire:
- Société à responsabilité limitée – Limited liability company
- Société anonyme – Public limited company
Additionally, one-man businesses and foreign branch offices may operate in Côte d'Ivoire.
District Courts (especially in commercial matters) are responsible for registration in the commercial register (Registre du Commerce et du Crédit Mobilier - RCCM). Practice of these courts is regulated in the Organic Law No. 2014-424 of 14 July 2014 establishing the organisation and functioning of commercial courts, aswell as Law No. 2016-1110, improving the functionality of the system.
Registration documents are submitted to the administrative agency (Centre de Promotion des Investimssements en Côte d'Ivoire - CEPICI). The registration process is rather complicated and usually takes long.
Contents of the register:
- Full legal name
- Director and proprietors
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Type of business
- Full address
- Additional data
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission, they do however require us to send an advanced inquiry ahead of time.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
Legalization of extracts from Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire did not accede to The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents in 1966. Therefore, all ivorian documents are subject to legalization.
An extract from the business register of Côte d'Ivoire can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- File legal claims
You can order an extract without mandatory registration or subscription. Just complete our form and our employees will investigate for missing information, provide you with the extract, translate it to English and deliver the original, the translation as well as the bill for our services to you via mail.
There is no risk involved for you as we provide you with the documents in question on a fixed price. If requested, we will have the extract verified and apostilled. The documents are sent to you by mail. Special fees for the apostille apply.
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We verify whether a commercial register contains information about the company you are interested in, free of charge. Order a preliminary extract and you will receive the following information:
- Availability of an entry in a commercial register
- Cost of extract from a commercial register
- Other available documents
- Deadline for discharge
- Cost of apostille
- Commercial register extract sample (if available)
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract from Côte d'Ivoire||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for the translation of an Extract from Côte d'Ivoire||from 41,65€||from 35,00€|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 1190,00 €||from 1000,00 €|