Côte d'Ivoire became a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on November 11, 2010. The tobacco industry intervened in the adoption of the Codentify system. Philip Morris International (PMI) which lobbied the Ivorian Ministry of Commerce to adopt it, despite the fact that this system is not approved by the international Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The Codentify system (Inter-ministerial Decree Codentify) that was adopted by Côte d'Ivoire as a system of traceability of tobacco products has been strongly supported by the tobacco industry. In addition, the tobacco companies intervened in the drafting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) directive related to the system of tracking and tracing and fiscal verification of tobacco products.