World priority

Working to increase UK-Cote d’Ivoire trade

This worldwide priority was withdrawn on 11 May 2015

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The British Embassy in Cote d’Ivoire reopened in 2012 with a goal to help Cote d’Ivoire improve its business environment and boost bilateral trade.


  • we are actively supporting existing and new British business, including Aggreko, Randgold, Amara Mining, Tullow, Rolls Royce, Standard Chartered bank and small and medium enterprises

  • we have re-opened a visa service facility in Abidjan

  • we are working with the Ivoirian Government to improve the business and investment environment

Overseas Business Risk

In our Overseas Business Risk for Cote D’Ivoire you can find further political, economic and security information, such as intellectual property, organized crime, human rights, bribery and corruption and terrorism that may be useful to UK businesses when operating in Cote D’Ivoire.