Burkina Faso - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Standards
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Burkina Faso has no special regulations except those on import tariffs.  In 1994, Burkina Faso issued a decree that instituted a national conformity certificate for products intended for consumption in Burkina Faso.  There is no organization in charge of conformity assessment, and Burkina Faso has no special certification, accreditation, technical, or labeling/marking regulations.  There are no standards organizations in Burkina Faso.

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The ePing SPS&TBT platform (https://epingalert.org/), or “ePing”, provides access to notifications made by WTO Members under the Agreements on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), distributed by the WTO from January 16, 1995 to present.  ePing is available to all stakeholders free of charge and does not require registration unless the user wishes to receive customized e-mail alerts.  Use it to browse notifications on past as well as new draft and updated product regulations, food safety and animal and plant health standards and regulations, find information on trade concerns discussed in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, locate information on SPS/TBT Enquiry Points and notification authorities, and to follow and review current and past notifications concerning regulatory actions on products, packaging, labeling, food safety and animal and plant health measures in markets of interest. 

Notify U.S., operated and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 2003 to distribute and provide access to notifications (and associated draft texts) made under the WTO TBT Agreement for US stakeholders, has reached its end of life.  Per obligation under the TBT Agreement, each WTO Member operates a national TBT (and an SPS) Enquiry Point.   National TBT Enquiry Points are authorized to accept comments and official communications from other national TBT Enquiry Points, which are NOT part of the WTO or the WTO Secretariat.  All comment submissions from U.S. stakeholders, including businesses, trade associations, U.S domiciled standards development organizations and conformity assessment bodies, consumers, or U.S. government agencies on notifications to the WTO TBT Committee should be sent directly to the USA WTO TBT Inquiry Point.  Refer to the comment guidance at https://tsapps.nist.gov/notifyus/data/guidance/guidance.cfm for further information.

Contact Information

Direction Générale des Douanes

01 BP 506 Ouagadougou 01 - Burkina Faso

Tel: (+226) 25 32 47 56/57/58

Fax: (+226) 25 31 42 13 and (+226) 25 31 12 04

E-mail: dg.douanes.bf@cenatrin.bf

Website: www.douanes.bf


The National Office of Foreign Trade
Chamber of Commerce and Industry  of Burkina Faso

Ministere du Commerce, de l’Inudstrie, et de l’Artisanat
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