A bill for the adoption of a new mining code will soon be reviewed by the Ivory Coast National Assembly.

This new bill allegedly contains more rigorous financial and technical provisions than the existing ones and establishes a new tax on “super profits” made by operators.

In conjunction, the General Director of Mines and Geology has announced that additional measures will be taken in order to globally improve the Ivorian mining sector. These envisaged measures include the creation of a professional organisation of geologists as well as a professional organisation of legal advisors and companies of the mining sector.