SGS will implement the SGS Renovo™ program in Ivory Coast starting November 27, 2018.

The Renovo program has been established for the control, management and disposal of electrical and electronic waste and tires in the Republic of Ivory Coast. The Government of Ivory Coast has designated SGS as the external service provider to collect advance eco levies and registration fees on all Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and tires exported to Ivory Coast. SGS will also carry out physical inspection and verification at the country of export of any used EEE and tires for shipments beginning November 27, 2018.

The Government of Ivory Coast is acting through the Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable (MEDD). It will ensure confirmation by the Customs of Ivory Coast of the eco levy and registration fee payment for all products subject to the SGS Renovo program. This will be done prior to the release of the products from customs control.

From November 27, 2018, all EEE and tires exported to Ivory Coast will have to be registered on the SGS Exporter Portal. This will enable exporters to create an e-environmental declaration form, listing all the goods to be supplied under a specific consignment, and to make the advance eco levy payment.

For further information, please contact:

Montserrat Martinez
SGS Vice President
t: +34 646 952 558

Alexandre Lusenti
SGS Product Manager
t: +41 22 739 94 08


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