Gabon - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade

Describes standards, identifies the national standards, accreditation bodies, and lists the national testing organization(s) and conformity assessment bodies.

Last published date: 2021-10-11

Overview

Gabon generally follows French standards. As a member of CEMAC, Gabon follows the organization’s general standards.  As a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), it is required to adhere to the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.

Conformity Assessment

Gabon has authorized Intertek, a private company, to provide of certificates of conformity: https://www.intertek.com/government/certificate-of-conformity-for-exports-to-gabon/

Product Certification

Telecommunication equipment providers are required to obtain a certificate from ARTEL, Gabon’s telecommunications regulating agency.

Accreditation

Gabon does not have an accreditation body; the country tends to follow European accreditation decisions.

Publication of technical regulations

Official Journal of the Gabonese Republic (Journal Officiel)

Contact Information

Mr. Barthelemy Ngoulakia

Secretary General

Ministry of Commerce

B.P. 561 Libreville, Gabon

Tel. +241-11-76-09-91/ +241-11-74-59-25 Fax +241-11-76-58-38