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Approvals for Africa

Approvals for Africa

Get Your Products Approved for the African Market

The African market is growing. Now is the time to take advantage of the untapped sales opportunities and good prospects for profits. We can test your products for compliance with regulations in Algeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Tunisia, Botswana and other markets on the continent. Our experts will keep you up-to-date on the latest import and customs regulations and approval processes – so you you can get your application right. The first time round. And if you wish, we can also oversee shipping of your goods – regardless of how short notice you wish to deliver products abroad.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland product approval, you:

  • Benefit from speedy introduction to your market of choice
  • Gain a lead over the global competition
  • Save money - thanks to our experience and expertise



Most imports to Algeria require a certificate of compliance, the so-called certificat de contrôle de qualité de la marchandise. As a third-party service provider for testing services, we offer the following services for Algeria:

  • Confirmation of scope of delivery
  • Compliance check with the Algerian standards.
  • Product checks before shipping - even at short notice
  • Final inspection, as required for certification
  • Inspection of contents of multiple deliveries

Other documents required for imports include the certificat d'origine, issued by your local chamber of commerce, or the certificat phytosanitaire, which applies to goods in the food industry.


Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) has implemented since 1st of April 2009 the Standards Import Inspection Regulations, (SIIR). The main purpose of SIIR is to control the quality of the imports.

The Regulation states that ‘no one shall import any commodity prescribed in the SIIR unless that person has applied for and has been issued with a Certificates of Compliance in respect of that commodity’.

TÜV Rheinland is officially recognized by BOBS as an inspection and testing body in line with their SIIR recognition system requirements.

TÜV Rheinland can assist manufactures and exporters having shipments of regulated products to Botswana.


TÜV Rheinland can perform the Market Access to Egypt.

The Egyptian VOC program ensures that a consignment of goods fulfills the relevant national standards regulations. The process includes the following steps:

  • Review of conformity documents (e.g.test reports)
  • Pre-shipment inspection of the consignment
  • Issuance of "Certificate of Inspection"

Textiles and leather products are subject to mandatory approval, further products such like household appliances, furniture, toys and food have recently been added to this list. In addition to the "certificate of inspection" the production facility where the delivered goods are manufactured has to be registered at the Egyptian authorities GOEIC. We recommend to contact your local importer.


The Ministry of Trade (MoT) of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia requires that all imported goods, under the list of Mandatory Ethiopian Standards are accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity for Custom clearance at Ethiopian ports.

TUV Rheinland meets the MoT requirements to perform the pre-shipment inspections and conformity assessment following the mandatory standards. Therefore we can issue Certificates of Conformity that will be recognised by the Ethiopian customs.

All Certificates of Conformity must be accompanied by the relevant test reports issued by an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. TUV Rheinland can provide testing services for the Mandatory Ethiopian Standards through our worldwide network of ISO 17025 accredited laboratories.


Have your products approved for the Kenyan market. With our help and expertise, your products can be fully tested for compliance with KEBS (Kenya Bureau of Standards) norms. Certification is issued as part of the PVoC (pre-export verification of conformity) program. The program allows for product testing and verification in the exporting country by a KEBS verification partner. TÜV Rheinland can help you find your way around the program regulations for compliance and certification.


In order to protect the consumers in Morocco from substandard products and to assure safe and quality approved products enter the Moroccan market, the Moroccan Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy (MICEVN) has implemented a Verification of Conformity (VOC) program starting 1st of February 2020 in line with law 09-24 and the decree No. 212-02 and decree No. 13-3873. TÜV Rheinland is an authorized inspection body for the Moroccan VoC program by (MICEVN) to issue Certificates of Conformity. We are a recognized partner accredited to provide you reliable services surrounding VoC Certification for Confidently placing your products on the Moroccan market. The VOC program requires that consignments falling under the list of regulated products are accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity to prove compliance to the national quality & safety regulations. For more details click here.

South Africa

To import most electrical consumer goods, they must comply to South Africa's safety and EMC regulations. We can offer you our expertise in facilitating the process of issuing South Africa's letter of authority (LoA) to authorize imports of your goods. We can also help you test your products to apply for the "Certificate of Conformance" safety certificate – in compliance with guidelines established by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). Certification of these standards proves compliance of your products with recognized international standards.


The Centre d'Etudes et de Recherche des Télécommunications regulates radio and telecommunication products in Tunisia. With our capacities and distinguished contact with the authority, we can facilitate and streamline processes for testing and registering your products in compliance with the required regulations. Ask our experts how you can get your products to market easier and faster.

Worldwide Market Access

Worldwide Market Access
Approve a product for sale in a specific country or region

We can help you develop new markets for your products with our global expertise in technical approvals and certifications. Our experts are fully experienced in approval requirements and can manage the required testing.

With our one-stop-shop services, you can have your product tested, certified, and shipped to the destination market as efficiently as possible.

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Product Examples

  • Cosmetics and Toiletries
  • Vehicle Parts
  • Household Appliances (Gas or Electric)
  • Bathroom Fittings
  • Textiles and Leather Products
  • Clothing and Toys

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