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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

One of the key deciding factors in choosing who you want to handle your shipping to Abidjan will be the level of clear and useful advice that is available on all aspects of your delivery. At RapidParcel.com we take every possible step to make sure that our customers are provided with all the information they'll need to safely send their packages, from the quality of courier we use to handle your Abidjan shipping, through convenient online tracking, to providing access to safe packing.

When the Ivory Coast was a French colony, the city of Abidjan was the capital and, although that title has now officially passed to the city of Yamoussoukro, Abidjan is still the largest city in the country and is widely seen as its economic and financial centre, with the majority of government offices and foreign embassies being situated there. According to the latest figures available, Abidjan has a population of over five million people and, as such, it is the fourth largest French speaking city in the world, behind only Paris, Kinshasa and Montreal. Its economy is based mainly around the manufacturing industry, which is concentrated to a large degree on the fields of lumber, automobiles, food processing, textiles and soap.

Once you've decided you need to send a package delivery to Abidjan you'll want to set about finding the best courier to handle the job. Without access to RapidParcel.com this would be a difficult, time-consuming task, involving calling numerous couriers, asking what service they provide, checking for satisfied customers willing to vouch for them and then haggling over the price they charge.

All the packaging materials you could need

Our website, however, does all this for you, laying out in the clearest possible terms precisely what you can expect from the couriers we work with, and detailing the extras we provide that mark our service out as the very best available. One of these extras is access to an online parcel shop, enabling you to purchase the packaging goods needed to ensure that whatever you're sending to Abidjan arrives in the best possible condition. Bubble wrap, double walled export strength cardboard boxes, padded envelopes and anything else you may feel is necessary to protect your Abidjan package delivery are available - yet another way in which we streamline and simplify the process of making an Abidjan parcel delivery. Whether you're sending a gift or a piece of business equipment, the protective packing materials you can purchase in our online shop will help put your mind at ease.

One other service that we offer at RapidParcel.com to give our customers peace of mind is our shipment protection. Free cover of up to £50 is offered with every booking, but for more valuable items we would always recommend taking out additional protection. Available through our website, this is offered at an exceptionally low price though provided by an industry leader in the field. For that little bit more peace of mind, find out more about our shipment protection policy.

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