Benin - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
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The Benin Agency for Standardization and Metrological Service and Quality Control Management (ANM) grants approval for and disseminates government standards on all products and services.  Many standards in Benin are adopted from international standards organizations such ARSO (African Organization for Standardization), ISO (International Standardization Organization), or AFNOR (French Agency for Normalization).  Benin is also member of SMIIC (the Standards and Metrology Institute of Islamic Countries).


Tel: +229 21310449

Fax: +22921310459

Publication of Technical Regulations

There is no national gazette that makes technical regulations available for importers. However, regulations about import of pharmaceutical and meat and fish-related products may be available at Direction de l’Elevage and Agence Beninoise de Régulation Pharmaceutique (French Acronym ABRP).

Contact Information


Tel: +229 21310449

Fax: +22921310459


Directeur de l’Elevage/Director of Animal Husbandry

Mr. Yao Akpo

Email :

Mobile: +22997558124

Office: +229 21330285




Tel. +229-51209815

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