Radio Type Approval

The Radio Type Approval is required in several African countries for telecommunication and radio equipment. With us as your professional partner you can safely and easily obtain your Radio Type Approval.

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Pre-Export Verification of Conformity / PVoC

Many products require a Pre-Export Verification of Conformity / PVoC in Africa before they can be imported. Make yourself familiar with the regulations and avoid customs problems.

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Certificate of Compliance / CoC

To avoid problems when importing goods in Africa in many cases a Certificate of Compliance / CoC is required. We can support you here.

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What is CoC Africa

CoC stands for Certificate of Compliance. Many countries request a declaration of conformity when importing products to protect the safety and health of their citizens. The respective manufacturers are obligated to confirm that their products comply with national standards and requirements.

A copy of the Certificate of Compliance must be presented during customs clearance when importing the goods into the respective country. This CoC for Africa must be issued in the exporting country.

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Certification process – Certificate of Compliance for Afrika

In order to receive a CoC, various documents must be submitted: certificate of origin of the products, test reports (if applicable) and a packing list. An inspection of the products is also necessary. The CoC for Africa can then be issued.


Country-specific requirements / authorities


Country Certificate Authority Standards Affected components
Algeria Certificate of Conformity (CoC) Algerian Ministry of Commerce
Botswana Certificate of Conformity (CoC) Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) Import Inspections Regulations (SIIR)
Ethiopia Certificate of Conformity (CoC) Compulsory Ethiopian Standards (CES) ·         Food and food products

·         Chemical products

·         Textile, leather, plastic and rubber

·         Construction materials

·         Electrical & electronics

Ghana Certificate of Conformity (CoC) via EasyPASS Programme ·         Toys, Games and Sports Equipment

·         Electrical and Electronic Products

·         Chemical Products (except household Chemical substance)

·         Mechanical and Gas Appliance

·         Pulp of Wood, Paper and Paperboard

·         Furniture (Wood and Metal base articles)

·         Construction Materials

·         Fuel and Petroleum Products

·         Textile, Textile Articles and Leatherware including African prints

·         Glass and Glassware Products

·         Second hand or Used Products

Nigeria SON Conformity Assessment Programme for Imports for Nigeria (SONCAP) All, except:

·         Food Products

·         Drugs (Medicines)

·         Medical Products (other than equipment and machines)

·         Chemicals used as Raw Material

·         Military Ware and Equipment

·         Goods classified as contraband by the Federal Government of Nigeria

·         Used products other than automobiles


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