Sierra Leone - 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: 2021-09-14

Product labeling and marking requirements are meant to provide basic information about the product. The Ministry of Trade and Industry requires that products be labeled in English to show basic information regarding name, weight, manufacture dates, expiration dates, ingredients, and origin. However, the ministry lacks the mechanisms to effectively enforce labeling and marking requirements.

Shipping marks and labeling are important for customs verification and clearance. Information such as importer/exporter name, consignee, flight/vehicle details, place of discharge, number of packages, container identity, description of goods, air waybill number/bill of lading, and country of origin/destination, when labeled on packages and containers enhances the customs clearance process.