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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation


Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Ivory Coast, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Ivory Coast is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Ivory Coast, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.


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Example prices for Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
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1kg World Express 3-5 business days *
£ 102.60

There are many reasons why RapidParcel.com is the best option for arranging an Ivory Coast parcel delivery. We combine the latest developments in the field of shipping and a willingness to utilise the best modern technology with the virtues of customer care and value for money. Perhaps the most important thing we offer to our customers, however, is the certainty that whatever you're shipping to Ivory Coast will be protected from the moment you give it to us, to the moment it reaches its destination.

Ivory Coast is a West African country that borders Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Ghana, a fact which had led to it playing a key role in shipping goods to and from these countries. Ivory Coast is part of the West African Economic and Monetary Union and is, in fact, the largest economy within the group, making up 40% of its total GDP. Until 1960, Ivory Coast was a French colony and to this day it maintains strong links with France, links which have helped to boost its economic development in recent years. It is the world's largest exporter of cocoa and the fourth largest overall exporter of goods in the region, behind South Africa, Nigeria and Angola.

Whether you need to make a parcel delivery to Ivory Coast for personal reasons, or because you have business interests on the African continent, you'll want to be certain that your Ivory Coast shipping is looked after in the most professional manner possible. If it's peace of mind you want, then a quick glance at our website should provide it. You'll see that the couriers on offer to handle your Ivory Coast parcel delivery are names that you'll recognise and trust as world-leading international companies, and then you'll see all of the features we offer to make sending a package anywhere in the world quicker, simpler and cheaper than ever before. Chief amongst these is a partnership with Poundgates, one of the industry's leading providers of shipment protection. Poundgates is ISO accredited and listed with Lloyds as an approved cover holder so, in the unlikely event that anything should go wrong with your Ivory Coast package delivery, you'll be able to avail yourself of a level of cover which is on a par with every other area of the service we offer.

Peace of mind with our shipment protection package

We treat shipment protection in exactly the same way we treat every other facet of your package delivery to Ivory Coast, which is to say that we work with the best in the business and make it simple to understand and easy to arrange. Not that this will mean your Ivory Coast shipping comes at a high price. We've negotiated market-leading deals with our courier partners and passed these fantastic savings on to our customers. Along with the ability to track your package delivery to Ivory Coast via our website, we like to think we offer a complete service no matter what you're shipping to Ivory Coast.

So if you are interested to discover more about the excellent service we offer through our world class courier partners, then please do take a look around our site. An excellent starting point would be to look at some of the rates our carriers have offered for Ivory Coast deliveries as sample rates in the table below, then if you would like to discover the actual rate for sending your parcels, all you need to do is complete the Rapid Quote form on our Home page.

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