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Ivory Coast - Obtain Authorization Certificate to Import Dangerous Waste

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How to Apply

  1. Applicant should gather all the supporting documents (listed below) and visit the Directorate of Industrial Waste and Chemical Substances (DDISC) office.
  2. Express your interest at the registration/service desk, collect the Authorization Application form, and fill it accurately.
  3. Submit the completed request form, along with the required document either physical to the offices of the Directorate General for the Environment or by Mail Service of the Ministry of Environment.
  4. The DDISC will dispatch an inspector to the facility premises for inspection to determine if Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Disposal Practice (GDP) and Good Transportation Practice (GTP) during storage, re-use, dispatch and disposal of product is practise.
  5. A copy of the report finding will be given to the applicant and if any modification or upgrading is required, Corrective Action and Preventive Action Report (CAPA) report will be issued and you will be required rectify the problem.
  6. Upon successful implementation of the CAPA, a follow-up inspection may be conducted by the inspection team to ascertain the effectiveness of the implementation (where applicable).
  7. The report finds along with your application will be forward to the National Committee for the Analysis of Trans-boundary Waste Movements Files which meets approximately 4 times a year to examine all applications.
  8. If the committee is satisfied that all the conditions for filing the application are met, your application will be approved.
  9. You will be notified of the outcome by mail or phone and issued with the authorization certificate by the register.


Required Documents[edit]

  • A letter of authorization request addressed to the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development;
  • Information relating to the Company, in particular:
  • The Articles of Association.
  • A copy of the Trade Register with the nature of the activity as subject.
  • The CNPS certificate (National Social Security Fund).
  • The Tax Certificate.
  • The photocopy accompanied by the original of the National Identity Card or the Certificate of Identity or the Passport of the person (s) responsible for the Company.
  • The Identity Photo of the responsible person (s) of the Company.
  • The Judicial Record dated less than three (3) months from the person (s) responsible for the Company.
  • The Geographical Location of the Company.
  • The Certificate of Insurance.
  • The Notification and Trans-boundary Movements of Waste Paper .
  • Information relating to the waste to be imported, in particular:
  • Prior waste identification form.
  • Safety measures during transport.
  • The Description of the Packaging.
  • The Transport Route Report.
  • The Financial Guarantee for the benefit of the Ministry in charge of the Environment.
  • The Contract binding the requesting Company to the recipient of the waste (in case of export) or to the Company of origin of the waste (in case of import).

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Directorate General of Environment
Directorate of Infrastructures and Environmental Technologies
Address: Abidjan - Plateau Cité Administrative, Tour D, 25th floor
20 BP 650 Abidjan 20
Tel: (+225) 20 21 06 23
Fax: (+225) 20 21 04 95
Website: Link

Department of Industrial Waste Management and Chemical Substance (DDISC)
Address : Abidjan - Cocody Riviéra Near the French high school
Tel: (+225) 09 15 72 40


  • Natural or legal individuals/businesses/companies that wish to import Dangerous Waste in Ivory Coast can apply.


  • No fees associated with the service


  • The certificate is valid for one year and renewable thereafter.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The National Committee meets 4 times a year to examine and approve the Hazardous Waste Transfer Authorizations.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]


  • Background information
  • Full legal name of the applicant/company/business
  • Contact details (Mailing/email Address, telephone/fax number)
  • Address (physical location) of premise to be licensed.


  • Reason for the request
  • Chemical name/waste
  • Trade name
  • Disposal condition of chemical/waste
  • Packaging
  • Quantity for disposal waste (l/kg)
  • Physical state of the chemical/waste(solid/liquid/other please specify)
  • Method of disposal (landfill, incineration, re-use/others please specify)
  • Location of disposal
  • Describe any special treatment used prior to disposal /re-use
  • Specify the date and time of disposal



Need for the Document[edit]

All companies/business that want to import dangerous waste in Ivory Coast should be registered and by licence Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate of Industrial Waste and Chemical Substances (DDISC)

Information which might help[edit]

Note: any additional information can be obtained from the Basel Convention focal point at the following email addresses:

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Link (Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development)
Link (Basel Convention)


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