Programme Gabonais d Evaluation de la Conformité (PROGEC) for exports to Gabon.
Exporters/Importers trading with Gabon need to comply with the requirements of the Gabon government’s office, Agence Gabonaise de Normalisation (AGANOR) Conformity Assessment Programme called PROGEC in order for their goods to clear customs. Failure to do so can result in severe delays in goods clearance, penalties, or even shipments being returned.
The programme in Gabon has now commenced and has been implemented to assure Gabon’s consumers of the quality and safety of imported goods.
The requirements for Gabon are:
- Every consignment of regulated imported goods must be accompanied by a Conformity Certificate.
- Certificates are needed to ensure customs clearance of shipments.
- Any shipments arriving without the Certificate of Conformity will be rejected and penalties applied.
- The Certificate confirms that the products comply with the relevant Gaboni technical regulations, and national, regional or international standards.
- The authorities in Gabon may take random samples from imported consignments to verify compliance.
Intertek has been awarded a mandate by AGANOR as one of the service providers authorised to carry out this Verification of Conformity and has been supporting Conformity Assessments Programmes for over 20 years.
The Gabon PROGEC Programm is a conformity assessment and verification
procedure applied to all Regulated Products at the respective exporting countries, to ensure their compliance with local, international, regional, or national standards and regulations.
The programme also aims at health, safety, and environmental protection, in addition to promoting quality products. Get answers for the most commonly asked questions with this FAQ.