Mandatory Certificate of Conformity for Central African Republic

The Central African Republic Ministry of Commerce has introduced a new Product Conformity Assessment program (PCA), which has been effective from March 1, 2021. The program implies that a Certificate of Conformity will be a new requirement for export to the Central African Republic.

All products must comply with regulations

The purpose of the conformity program is to make sure that all products comply to the local standards and technical regulations in the Central Republic of Africa. These standards concern particularly health, safety and environmental protection of Central African consumers. For exporters this means, as from March this year, the Certificate of Conformity has become a mandatory requirement for export to the Central African Republic.

A Certificate of Conformity can be requested based on the standards of Pre-Verification of Conformity (PVoC). The conformity assessment services for exporters to the Central Republic of Africa will currently exclusively being performed by SGS.

The scope of the program

The scope of the program is enormous, which implies that the Certificate of Conformity will be required for almost all consumer goods. For a complete list of regulated products please have a look into the PCA Datasheet in which all HS code chapters are mentioned. The threshold of the program contains export shipments with a value of USD 1.500,- and higher.

Get support with requesting your Certificate of Conformity

For more details, requirements and exceptions of the conformity program you can look into the website of SGS. Would you like to get support with submitting your CoC requests? Please get in touch with us by calling +31(0)88-4321800 or send an email to info@pincvision.com

12 Mar 2021 at 12:00 am
2 min
Published by:
Rens Spijkers
Customs Compliance Specialist
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