Gabon - Country Commercial Guide
Standards for Trade
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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.


Gabon does not have an accreditation body; they tend to follow European accreditation decisions.

Testing, Inspection and Certification

Gabon has authorized Intertek, a private company, to provide certificates of conformity:

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

Publication of technical regulations

Official Journal of the Gabonese Republic (Journal Officiel)

Use ePing to review proposed technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures. 

The ePing SPS&TBT platform (, or “ePing”, provides access to notifications made by World Trade Organization (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 for further information. This guidance is provided to assist U.S. stakeholders in the preparation and submission of comments in response to notifications of proposed foreign technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures.

For EU CCG: Include reference to article with a video on CE Mark:

Contact Information:

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