Exporting to Cameroon - Certificate of Conformity now required

22 August 2016


From 31 August 2016, all shipments of regulated goods to Cameroon will require a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) to clear Customs.

The Agence des Normes et de la Qualité (ANOR)” in Cameroon, has implemented a Conformity Assessment Programme, PECAE, requiring that all shipments of regulated products require a Attestation of Conformity (AoC) from an approved service provider. 

The AoC will be sent to ANOR for verification purposes. The verified AoC will be the basis upon which ANOR issues a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) to the Importer. 

The CoC is compulsory and is necessary for shipments to clear customs.

The programme will be implemented for all shipments with a Bill of Lading or AWB date after the 31st of August 2016.

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.

Shipments with a B/L date after 31 August 2016 will not clear customs without the mandatory Certificate of Conformity.

Exporters of regulated products to Cameroon 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.


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