Please below a free form translation of Governmental adjustments and enforcement of decree no. 02017-217.
This means that Grimaldi will also extend their requirement for a signed EEE declarations currently used on the Nigerian trade to cover Abidjan
NOTICE TO IMPORTERS, EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT (EEE) AND PNEUMATIC TIRES TO THE
DESTINATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF COTE D’IVOIRE
Subject: Implementation of a registration and inspection program for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and tires within the country of export, verification, collection and receipt of the anticipated eco-fees on these products exported to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire.
Reference: Decree n02017-217 of 05th April 2017 on the environmentally sound management of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
The State of Côte d’Ivoire, acting through the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MINEDD) implements in the country of origin, the verification, collection and receipt of eco-fees on new and second-hand Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), as well as on tires that are exported to Côte d’Ivoire.
The Government intends to strictly apply the provisions of the Basel Convention (1992) and the Bamako Agreement (1998), to ensure that Côte d’Ivoire will no longer receive waste from EEE and will acquire necessary resources for the control, management and extermination of such waste.
Therefore, under the above-mentioned decree, the Government has designated SGS as a service provider for the registration of EEE products and tires to ensure traceability, compliance with the Basel Convention and the collection of the anticipated eco-charge on behalf of the State of Côte d’Ivoire to exporters and manufacturers of the said new or second-hand products.
The experimental phase of these provisions is scheduled from August 5th to November 4th, 2019, the date of the transport document (Bill of lading, LTA, or title of road or rail transport) being authentic.
During this period, electrical and electronic equipment and tires exported to the Ivory Coast will have to be registered in order to allow exporters to obtain the eco-charge certificate required for their entry and customs clearance in Côte d’Ivoire.
The registration of the products, the payment of the eco-fee and the receipt of the eco-fee certificate will be made on the SGS Exporter Portal via this link: https://exporter-portal.sgs.com.
A copy of the Exporter Portal User Guide for Registering and Submitting Orders can be downloaded from https://exporter-portal.sgs.com.
SGS affiliated offices and MINEDD staff will provide “necessary support for the registration process on Export Portal to ensure optimal implementation of the program.
EEE and tire importers in Côte d’Ivoire are responsible for informing their suppliers / exporters of the mandatory nature of the program and the requirement to register on the SGS Exporter Portal registration platform.
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