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Do I Need A Certificate Of Conformity To Trade With Gabon?

Exporters/Importers trading with Gabon need to comply with the requirements of the Agence Gabonaise de Normalisation (AGANOR) Conformity Assessment Programme to Standards Programme known as PROGEC in order for their goods to clear Customs.

Failure to do so can result in severe delays in goods clearance or even shipments being returned.

The PROGEC has been implemented to assure Gabonese consumers of the quality and safety of imported goods and to facilitate trade. "Regulated Products" within the programme require a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) which verifies, in the respective exporting countries, that the products comply with the applicable technical regulations and mandatory standards or approved equivalent International / National Standards.

The full list of regulated products can be found within the Resources Section of this website.

Products covered but not limited to include:

  • Toys
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Health and Medical / Surgical Instruments & Appliances
  • Personal Care / Cosmetics
  • Automotive Parts
  • Chemical Products
  • Mechanical material and gas appliances
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Building / Construction Materials
  • Protective Safety Equipment
  • Used Products

If the products you are exporting to Gabon fall within the Regulated Product List you will require a Certificate of Conformity in order to clear customs.

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