COTE D’IVOIRE FASHION INDUSTRY, TOURISM AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
COTE D’IVOIRE FASHION INDUSTRY
Cote d’Ivoire has one of the most dynamic, creative and vibrating Fashion industry in Africa.
Cote d’Ivoire was declared as 36th Country AGOA eligible on May 16th 2002 but was removed on January 2005. On October 25th 2011, President Obama restored the eligibility of Cote d’Ivoire. The country has been declared Eligible for Apparel Provision on March 19th 2013 and benefits the Lesser Developed Country Special Rule for Apparel (3rd country fabric) and Lesser Developed Country Rule for Certain Textile Articles (Category 0). Regarding the Category 9 Textile Products, Cote d’Ivoire is not yet eligible to export Handloomed / Handmade, nor the folklore annex and ethnic printed fabrics.
COTE D’IVOIRE FASHION DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS
COTE D’IVOIRE TOURISM
COTE D’IVOIRE ECONOMY
For the last 5 years Cote d’Ivoire’s growth rate has been among the highest in the world. Cote d’Ivoire is heavily dependent on agriculture and related activities, which engage roughly two-thirds of the population. Cote d’Ivoire is the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans and a significant producer and exporter of coffee and palm oil. Consequently, the economy is highly sensitive to fluctuations in international prices for these products and to climatic conditions. Cocoa, oil, and coffee are the country’s top export revenue earners, but the country has targeted agricultural processing of cocoa, cashews, mangoes, and other commodities as a high priority. Mining gold and exporting electricity are growing industries outside agriculture.