Africa

Thinking about importing into Africa? Here are some things you may need to know.

We want to help your business thrive and grow on the global stage. The tables below can assist you in finding out what testing, regulations and certifications your product may need to be accepted into the African market.

Africa

South Africa Nigera Demorcratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya Cameroon Burkina Faso

South Africa:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) EU Standards EMC CoC
Safety (Electrical) Requirement SABS CB Scheme Safety LoA
Radio Requirement Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) EU Test Reports ICASA Certification
Telecoms Requirement ICASA EU Test Reports ICASA Certification

Please be aware you need a local representative to get ICASA certification.

Nigeria:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) CB Scheme SONCAP Certification
Radio Requirement Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) In Country Testing & EU Test Reports NCC Certification
Telecoms Requirement NCC In Country Testing & EU Test Reports NCC Certification

Please be aware you may be asked to provide a sample for testing in country.

Democratic Republic of the Congo:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement The Departement des Postes et des Telecommunications EU Reports Type Approval
Telecoms Requirement The Departement des Postes et des Telecommunications EU Reports Type Approval

Please be aware that you may need to provide a sample for testing in country.

Kenya:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) CB Scheme CB Certification
Radio Requirement Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) EU Reports CCK Certification
Telecoms Requirement CCK EU Reports CCK Certification

Please be aware the CCK issues approvals once a month, so lead times depend on submission date relative to the CCK monthly meeting.

Cameroon:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Ministere des Postes et des Telecommunications In Country Testing Type Approval
Telecoms Requirement Ministere des Postes et des Telecommunications In Country Testing Type Approval

Please be aware that you will need a local representative in Cameroon in order to gain approval.

Burkina Faso:

  Regulator Mandatory Testing Accepted Route
EMC Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Safety (Electrical) Requirement N/A N/A N/A
Radio Requirement Ministere de L'Equipment, des Trabsorts et des communications In Country Testing Type Approval
 Telecoms Requirement  Ministere de L'Equipment, des Trabsorts et des communications In Country Testing Type Approval