More than 70 customs officers trained on classification & evaluation

Customs revenues increased by more than 70%

Reduction of pre-clearance time from 72 to 6 hours

GUCE processes more than 1 million documents per year

Single Window for Trade and Setup of a National Ruling Centre for Côte d’Ivoire.

Webb Fontaine was appointed by the Ministry of Trade and Customs to implement a vast trade reform program for Côte d’Ivoire.

This encompasses the delivery of Webb Fontaine’s:

  • The Implementation of a Ruling Center for the Classification, evaluation and risk assessment of goods, in replacement of the former Pre-shipment inspection program, therefore aligning the country with the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization recommendations
  • Implementation and operation of the National Single Window for Foreign Trade and training across the private and public sectors
  • Installation and configuration of a Data Center and Disaster Recovery Site

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Project Launched: March 2013


Côte d’Ivoire, Countrywide

  • Ministry of Trade
  • Ministry of Budget

Total Number of Users:


The National Single Window for Foreign Trade consolidates all information relating to foreign trade in a single transactional portal, in order to enable any individual wishing to trade to or from Côte d’Ivoire to get a clear procedure, as well as adequate support to carry out commercial activities online.

Key Features

  • Submission of electronic pro forma invoices and automatic generation and submission of trade licenses requests by companies and approvals by Regulatory agencies through the Single Window Portal

  • Monitoring of electronic manifests (electronic submission and registration through portal, directly into the Customs system AsycudaWorld), amendments on waybills

  • Submission of all pre-clearance documentation such as Commercial Bank import authorizations for foreign exchange

  • Electronic payment of declarations and licenses using electronic wallets such as PayPal, credit cards, bank transfer and mobile money

  • Phytosanitary certificate for agricultural products

  • Management of exemptions

  • Collaborative risk between Customs and agencies

  • Certificate of insurance and certificate of origin

  • Change management and capacity building: design training programs and deliver training

Implementation of a Ruling Center for the classification, valuation and risk assessment of goods. Strengthening the role of Customs therefore further aligning with World Trade Organization and World Customs Organization best practices as regards import and clearance of international cargo.

Key Features

  • Integration of core Customs business functionalities such as valuation and classification along with more modernized Customs procedures throughout the entire import process

  • Implementation of smart risk management and automated access to relevant classification and valuation tools and databases

  • Reduction of import costs, simplification of procedures and facilitation of the clearance process

  • Electronic processing of all goods imported through designated areas in Côte d’Ivoire, following the WTO international principles of valuation (Agreement on Customs Valuation or ACV) and the WCO system of goods classification (Harmonized System or HS)

  • Documentary control’s relating to sea freight, air and land cargo whether the imported goods are containerized or not

WCO Certificate of merit


ISO 9001 – Single Window


ISO 9001 – Valuation and Classification