Certificate of Conformity for exports to Cameroon


Programme d’Evaluation de la Conformité Avant Embarquement (PECAE) for Exports to Cameroon

Exporters/Importers trading with Cameroon need to comply with the requirements of the Cameroon goverment’s office, the Agence des Normes et de la Qualite (ANOR), Conformity Assessment Programme called PECAE in order for their goods to clear customs. Failure to do so can result in severe delays in goods clearance, penalties, or even shipments being returned.

PECAE applies to a list of regulated products including: 

  • Health and beauty products 
  • All processed and non-processed food products 
  • Construction materials 
  • Refined petroleum products 
  • Gas cylinders and paper products

Click here for the full list.

The programme has been put in place to work towards protecting Cameroon’s citizens from the import of substandard and counterfeit products and assure them of the quality of products within the local market.

This programme will be mandatory for all goods shipped to Cameroon after 31 August 2016.

The requirements for Cameroon are: 

  • For every consignment of regulated goods, exporters are required to obtain the Attestation of Conformity (AoC) 
  • The AoC can only be obtained by an approved inspection body such as Intertek.
  • The Aoc is submitted to ANOR who will issue the Certificate of Conformity (CoC)
  • The CoC  is required for customs clearance and this will be compulsory
  • Any shipments, with a B/L date or AWB dated after the 31 August 2016, arriving in Cameroon without the Certificate of Conformity will be rejected and penalties applied.

The Certificate confirms that the products comply with the relevant Cameroon technical regulations, national, regional or international standards.

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

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