President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) http://www.export.gov two years ago, with the goal of doubling exports by 2014. U.S. embassies are committed to supporting U.S. companies to start exporting or grow their exports to Cote d’Ivoire. In this section, you’ll find an quick description of Cote d’Ivoire as an export market and some suggestions for getting started.
In Cote d’Ivoire, commercial matters are coordinated by the Political and Economic Section (U.S. Department of State) in partnership with the regional commercial office in Johannesburg, South Africa. The U.S. Embassy also offers a range of services to help U.S. companies do business in Cote d’Ivoire.
The main goal of commercial services in Cote d’Ivoire is to promote trade and investment by:
- Supporting U.S. businesses and investors in Cote d’Ivoire
- Improving the investment and business climate
- Promoting U.S. products and services
- Encouraging greater use of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Our Country Commercial Guide provides a more detailed description of how to do business in Cote d’Ivoire and can be accessed through the Department of Commerce’s Market Research Library.