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The Republic of Djibouti

Djibouti – Fact File
Country name Republic of Djibouti
Population 496,000 – July 2007 estimate
Languages Arabic [official], French [commercial]
Currency Djibouti Franc [DFr] = 100 centimes
Official Religion Islam
Capital Djibouti Ville
Business Hours Government Offices & States Enterprises:
08:00 to 12:00 [Sunday to Thursday]
Banks: 08:00 to 12:00 [Sunday to Thursday]
Hours vary during Summer/Winter months
Embassy requirements and legalisation fees
All shipments to Djibouti must be covered by an Arab-Irish Certificate of Origin and along with an Invoice must certified by the JA-ICC. If legalisation is required then our Chamber will arrange legalisation by the relevant Embassy.
A Halal Certificate stating that slaughter was according to Muslim law must accompany fresh, frozen meat and poultry.
Health and Radiation Certificates are often required for food, meat and poultry consignments.
All personal documentation e.g. Degree Certificates or Marriage Certificates must be stamped by the Department of Foreign Affairs before submitting for certification and/or legalisation.
Please check with the Chamber for Fees.
Chambre Internationale de Commerce et d`Industrie (Djibouti)
B.P. 84 Djibouti,
République de Djibouti
Tel.: (+253) 351 070
Fax: (+253) 350 096
Please note that Embassies rules and regulations can and do change overnight. We bear no responsibility for any such changes. Any changes that do take place will be passed directly to our customers.
We regret that we cannot under any circumstances, intercede or take responsibility for any transactions initiated directly between an exporter and an Embassy.
The Joint Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce [JA-ICC]: 60 Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 662 4451 / 662 1577        Fax: + 353 1 662 47 29        Email: 
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