Certificate of Conformity for exports to Ethiopia


The Ethiopia Ministry of Trade has recently introduced mandatory testing and verification against 124 Compulsory Ethiopian Standards (CES).

Exporters shipping any of the regulated products listed below to Ethiopia, a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is required pre-shipment and importers will be required to present the original document to Ethiopian Customs for clearance. An electronic copy will be held by the authority for authentication if and when needed. 

The list of 124 compulsory standards and regulated products fall into the following categories:

• Food and food products 
• Chemical products 
• Textile, leather, plastic and rubber 
• Construction materials 
• Electrical & electronics

The full list can be obtained here.

Exporters of regulated products to Ethiopia can contact Chamber International to obtain more information on the programme and also apply for CoCs.

Contact our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or by email for further details.

Apply NOW from anywhere in the UK by contacting our specialist Lydia Moi on 0845 034 7200 or email