banner-img

Learning can be easier with EX - Library.

Explore our newest feature, a reliable informational resource you've been looking for!
Join |
Trade organizations in Côte d’Ivoire
1110 views
0 comm

Trade organizations in Côte d’Ivoire

The economic and commercial fabric of the Ivory Coast is varied. To face the challenges specific to the business environment of each sector and to be able to speak with one single voice to the public authorities, the economic operators have grouped themselves in syndicates, associations, federations, groupings, and more.
They can be classified into two main categories: the trade support organizations created under the initiative of the State and the private sector organizations.


Trade Support Organizations

The leading Trade Promotion Organizations in Côte d’Ivoire are the Export Promotion Agency of Côte d’Ivoire (APEX-CI) and the Côte d’Ivoire Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Since 1997, APEX-CI accompanies the Ivorian companies in the conquest of foreign markets. It has played a crucial role in the negotiation of trade agreements for Côte d’Ivoire, including AGOA. As for the Chamber of Commerce, it is a public body created in 1908 to represent the interests of commercial, industrial, and service companies, to provide training for entrepreneurs and to support businesses.

Private Sector

Regarding the Private Sector, the largest organization is the Côte d’Ivoire Employer’s General Federation (CGECI), which brings together all SMEs and large companies of Côte d’Ivoire. The FIPME, or the Federation of SMEs, is also a very active organization that defends the interests of SMEs and is part of CGECI.

Other Organizations

In addition to these more publicized and internationally known organizations, there are smaller organizations in terms of international outreach, but they are no less critical in terms of their impact on the ground. For example, the powerful Federation of Food commodity traders is probably one of the most important in the country. It brings together food merchants who account for over 70% of the country’s informal sector.

Stay in the loop with EXIMA

EXIMA is the best place to get the latest updates in the import/export world. Sign up for our newsletter today and stay informed.

You May Also Like

Oct 21
2020
How has COVID-19 impacted the future of international trade?

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely impacted international trade, jeopardizing its future as well. Read our blog to find out...

Staff
Comments (0)
Mar 10
2021
4 Strategies Manufacturers Can Adopt to Increase Agility

Here are four effective strategies all manufacturers should consider and adopt when trying to increase business agility...

Staff
Comments (0)
This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to our use of these cookies