News regarding goods imported into Cameroon

At the end of 2021, the Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development (MINMIDT) of the Republic of Cameroon presented the news regarding the Pre-Shipment Compliance Assessment Program (PECAE) of goods imported to the Republic of Cameroon.

This program has the objective of reinforcing the quality policy of the Government of the country, guaranteeing the health and safety of all consumers, as well as the greater and better preservation of the environment and protection of the local industry against imported products and raw materials of poor quality arriving in the country.

After its approval and start-up, it will be mandatory to obtain Certificates of Conformity in customs clearance for all merchandise, granted by the Agency for Standards and Quality (ANOR). To determine its approval, the results of the conformity assessment activities of goods destined for Cameroon, carried out by accredited and duly authorized Conformity Assessment bodies by the State of Cameroon, will be analyzed, giving rise to Certificates of Conformity or reports of breach.

Therefore, it is recommended that all importers request a copy of the Certificate of Conformity from their suppliers before sending the goods for the issuance of the certificate of conformity by ANOR in order to carry out all operations successfully.

More information can be found on the ANOR website.