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Ethiopia – Product Conformity Certificate (ECAE)

Export goods to Ethiopia and demonstrate compliance to relevant Ethiopian standards with product conformity assessments from SGS.

SGS fulfills the Ethiopia Ministry of Trade requirements as a third party inspecting company for all products falling under the list of Mandatory Ethiopian Standards. We provide product conformity assessments (PCA) for all regulated goods exported to the country, to ensure they meet relevant Ethiopian standards.

Products regulated under this program:

  • Food and food products
  • Chemical products
  • Textile, leather, plastic and rubber
  • Mechanical materials
  • Electrical & electronics

Exporters must submit the following documents to confirm compliance with relevant Ethiopian standards:

  • Request for Certification
  • Proforma invoice, final invoice
  • Test reports from an accredited ISO 17025 laboratory
  • Product marking/label templates

Every consignment of qualifying goods is to be physically inspected at origin by an approved third party inspection company before shipment. Depending on the nature of the product, laboratory testing or documentary verification to demonstrate compliance with relevant Ethiopian standards will be required.

A certificate of inspection (CoI) is issued to evidence the compliance of a shipment. A non-conformity report (NCR) is issued if verification activities such as testing or inspection show discrepancies against the verification criteria. Exporters will be informed accordingly and given sufficient time to make the necessary corrections.

Regulated goods imported without a Certificate of Inspection from an authorized third party inspection body will be subject to systematic local inspection, sampling and testing by Ministry of Trade upon arrival of the goods. Clearance will not be authorized until satisfactory test results are available.

With decades of experience managing conformity assessment programs around the world SGS offers exporters efficient and comprehensive solutions to ensure shipments conform to Ethiopia’s requirements. Contact your local SGS office for more information.

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