Ivory Coast Culture of Business

By | July 24, 2022

Subchapters:

  • Introduction
  • Addressing
  • Business Meeting
  • Communication
  • Recommendations
  • Public holidays

Introduction

Due to the shortened scope of Ivory Coast as an accredited country, the cultural conditions and specifics of business negotiations are not processed, however, it is possible to be inspired by the information processed for Ghana. The specifics will be based mainly on the French cultural influence. Visit Allunitconverters for more information about Ivory Coast culture and traditions.

Addressing

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Business meeting

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Communication

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Recommendation

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Public Holidays

Fixed: January 1 (New Year)1. May (Labor Day)7. August (Independence Day) 15 August (Ascension)1. November (All Saints) 15 November (Peace Day, Journée nationale de la paix)7. December (anniversary of the death of the first president of the independent Coast, Félix/e Houphouët-Boigny/ho)25. December (Christmas)

Movable: Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet) Eid e-Kébir (i.e. Eid-ul-Adha/Tabaski, Feast of the Sacrifice) Ascension Pentecost Easter Laila-Al-Qadr (“Lendemain de la nuit du Destin”/Revelation of the Qur’an, the 27th day of Ramadan)

Payment terms, payment ethics and resolution of commercial disputes

The Constitution of Côte d’Ivoire establishes the country as a republic that operates a unitary system of government, with a legislature, an executive and an independent judiciary. The legal system is based on the tradition of the Civil Code. The judicial system consists of three parts: the Constitutional Court, which has exclusive jurisdiction over constitutional issues, including the interpretation of the Constitution and the resolution of presidential election disputes, the Civil Courts, which deal with areas such as criminal matters, labor and employment disputes, family law and land disputes, Commercial Courts – The Commercial Court was established in 2012 to deal with commercial cases and was updated the following year to become the Commercial Chamber of the Court of Appeal. The local court system suffers from a number of shortcomings, the enforcement of rights is not only very lengthy (cases are sometimes moved from court to court for decades), expensive and open-ended. Most of the judges are associates. even financially influenceable, most cases in which a foreign investor is involved end up against his interests. Courts usually do not even respect the judgments of foreign tribunals). In relation to Czech companies, we have not yet recorded a case of a commercial dispute that would have to be resolved by a third party (court, local arbitration court). In any case, it is recommended to include a provision in the contract on the basis of which any arbitration would take place outside the country or border. business arbitration, to give preference to out-of-court proceedings when resolving disputes. local arbitration by the court). In any case, it is recommended to include a provision in the contract on the basis of which any arbitration would take place outside the country or border. business arbitration, to give preference to out-of-court proceedings when resolving disputes. local arbitration by the court). In any case, it is recommended to include a provision in the contract on the basis of which any arbitration would take place outside the country or border. business arbitration, to give preference to out-of-court proceedings when resolving disputes.

Visas, fees, specific conditions for traveling to the territory

A valid passport and visa are required (min. 6 months) to enter the country. You can apply for a visa at: Embassy of the Ivory Coast in Berlin Schinkelstraße 10 14193 Berlin Germany Tel.: +49 (0)30 890 69 60 +49 (0) 8 906 96 103/104 Fax: +49 (0)30 257 58 993 Email: [email protected]

Employment of citizens from the Czech Republic

The recruitment of foreign nationals must be justified by the unavailability of the required skills at the local level. Foreigners are entitled to two or three times the salary. However, the minimum wage does not apply to them. The employment contract of a foreign national must be signed by the Agence d’Etudes et de Promotion de l’Emploi (AGEPE). After confirming the employment contract, the future employee must apply for a work card within three months. To apply for a work visa, you must submit the following: a copy of diplomas, certificates or professional testimonials, a copy of your criminal record, a CV, a medical certificate. To apply for a work card, the future employee will need: a duly completed and signed application form a copy of the stamped AGEP,E employment contract, two passport-sized photos a copy of the residence permit. Play according to estimates, workers make up to 1/3 of the workforce. forces. According to the 2004 law, work must be market position min. 2 months, if it is, unoccupied, filled by a foreign st. member (provided that after 2 years it will be filled by an Ivorian). The Constitution and the Labor Code grant all citizens, with the exception of members of the police and military, the right to form or join trade unions and bargain collectively, and workers exercise these rights. There are no restrictions on employers adjusting employment to fluctuating market conditions. Labor laws are not enforced to attract or retain investment. Trade unions (Union générale des travailleurs de Côte d’Ivoire) bring together 42% of the working-age population. (87% in the public sector), however, their influence is relatively weak (min. monthly salary 60,000 FCFA = 100 USD, retirement age 55, working hours 40 hours per week). Employees,

Fairs and events

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Ivory Coast Culture of Business