Cote d'Ivoire, Abidjan is in West Africa with a population of about 27 million inhabitants, and as an official language French.

Cote d'Ivoire is a member state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Medicinal products and other health products can only be imported after registration.

An inspection of the manufacturing site of medicinal products is mandatory during the first registrations.

Medicines market in Cote d'Ivoire:

The African market in general is a high-volume import market, in Africa local production accounts for only 3% of world production, while the market is expanding and demand is growing. Cote d'Ivoire imports around 94% of its medicines.

Moreover, introduction of noncommunicable diseases in addition to the major pandemics on the continent, did that the demand for medicines has never been so strong.


Registration of medicines:

Cote d'Ivoire is a member of regional institutions, mainly WAEMU and therefore applies its guidelines on the registration of medicines. In addition, there are some national texts and specificities of the country to know.

The registration dossier must be in CTD format and in French language.

The authority governing the registration of medicines is the DPML (Direction of Pharmacy, Medicine and Laboratories) under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health, whose website:

The registration depends on the level of compliance of the file and scheduled commissions, it initially requires to make an appointment for the deposit which will depend on the availability of the authorities then registration will take 12 months to 2 years after the deposit.

AREMA offers you total assistance for the registration of your medicines in Cote d'Ivoire.

We provide regulatory services from the regulatory intelligence, preparation and translation of your dossier, the deposit, follow-up and registration of your various products until the establishment of pharmacovigilance system and post-marketing monitoring .


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