Côte d’Ivoire: Export of cotton fiber by land banned for the 2017-18 marketing season
(Ecofin Agency) - In Ivory Coast, cotton fiber exports by land have been banned for the 2017-18 marketing year. This was disclosed in a circular dated September 8, 2017, published by the customs general directorate.
In parallel, the document states that exports of cottonseed by land with be subjected to the provision of an export authorization certificate signed by the Cashew and Cotton Council (CCA).
Let it be recalled that for the 2017-18 season, Cote d’Ivoire expects to produce 350,000 tonnes of cotton, provided that weather conditions are favorable and price to producer is raised.
Harvesting for the season will begin in November and extend to January or February.