Taxation in Ivory Coast

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Ivory Coast will propose tax breaks to locally based cocoa grinders ranging from 40 to 70 CFA francs ($0.07 to $0.12) per kilogram of beans as it seeks to boost processing capacity, a senior finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

Abidjan — The Ivorian government is to set up the country’s first fund dedicated to financing all areas of agricultural research.

ABIDJAN, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast customs officials are blocking the export of 72,000 tonnes of cocoa products remaining from the recently ended 2011-12 season due to confusion over tax rates, exporters and customs officials said on Friday.

The Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office has been asked to investigate claims of money laundering by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo.