International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Ivory Coast

For information on FCC, CE Mark or International Approvals 

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Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 4-6 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • No

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • Many products do require in country testing. ContactCSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • Both a local representative and a local certificate holder are required.

Ivory Coast updates:

April 2024

Following the DECREE N°2019-298 OF APRIL 3, 2019 the HACA (Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle) in CI issues Approval Certificates for all equipment containing broadcasting frequencies authorized in the country

The scope of this decree concerns any equipment intended to be connected to an audiovisual communication network open to the public and radio equipment whose main function is to access audiovisual communication services broadcast by terrestrial radio. , satellite or distributed by cable, optical fiber or other multimedia networks.

This includes broadcasting equipment such as transmitters, filters and antennas and reception equipment such as television sets, decoders and multimedia boxes for receiving audiovisual services.

June 2021

Equipment operating in the 76-77 GHz frequency band  are now approved in Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire). This information follows a letter referenced number: 0021/250 / DGF / DITBS / SATR / DP from AIGF (Ivorian frequency management agency) addressed to ARTCI, the telecommunications regulatory agency of Cote d 'Ivoire. That means products intended for vehicle collision avoidance radars can now be approved.

March 2018

The Agence des Régulations et des Télécommunications de Cote d’Ivoire (ARTCI)  has issued new directive that is Decision number 2017-0360 of October 26th, 2018 amending the earlier dispositions on the 868 - 870 MHz frequency range.

868 - 870 MHz is according to these new dospositions the  freely accessible for devices, networks  and services of the internet of things throughout the national territory. See attached files

These new provisions also establish the conditions of use of this frequency band as defined in the table below.

Therefore, for IOTs with a maximum transmission power of 25 mW, the approval of such equipment are mandatory when for equipment with a maximum power of 500 mW, equipment must also be aproved approval and a network deployment notification addressed to ARTCI.

January 2018

The frequencies used for SRDs have been modified in particular the 5 GHz band. In fact the frequencies ranges 5.250-5.350 GHz, 5.470-5.725 GHz and 5.725-5.825 GHz are no longer allowed for the marki because it was requisitioned and will be used for other purposes.

5.470-5.725 GHz frequencies range is allocated to national security services.

The 5.150-5.250 GHz frequencies range is allowed for stakeholders who wish to use it.

Further the 868-870 MH frequency range is freely accessible for devices networks and services of the internet of things.

The internet  of things is an extension of the internet to objects and places of the physical world. It serves a universal purpose and indicates connected objects that have different uses in domains like the e-health, domotics and quantified. Connected objects facilitate the exchange of information and data from devices of the real world through the internet network. The conditions of use of the 870-868 MHz frequency range is subject to compliance with legal requirements applicable to the authorization for establishing and operating ICT/telecommunications or radio communication services networks and devices. These conditions are defined as follows:

25 mW EIRP for network terminals of the internet of things (connected objects)
500 m EIRP for base stations for networks of the internet of things

Following the terms of this decision the ARTCI states that there will be no guarantee of protection for networks or pieces of equipment operating in the 868-870 MHz frequency range.

They shall not cause harmful interference to any radio communication service.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact
CSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.