Rwanda - Country Commercial Guide
Labeling and Marking Requirements

Overview of the different labeling and marking requirements, including any restrictive advertising or labeling practices and where to get more information.
 

Last published date: 2021-11-11

Information on labeling and marking requirements can be obtained by visiting the Rwanda Standards Board website: https://www.rsb.gov.rw/index.php?id=8.  

Each product has its own labeling requirements, but some information is general, including:

  • Name of the product
  • Name and address of manufacturer
  • Country of origin
  • Net content/Net weight
  • List of ingredients for some products
  • Lot identification/Batch number
  • Date marking for some products including foods, cosmetics, chemicals, paint, medicines, etc.
  • Storage conditions for some products
  • Instructions of use for some products
  • Precautions on chemicals

Official language on labelling:

  • Kinyarwanda
  • English
  • French

An exporter or manufacturer must comply with compulsory requirements of the standards or codes of practice.