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International Type Approval and Safety Approval

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required

What is the lead time to obtain type approval?

  • 6-8 weeks

Are there any marking or logo requirements?

  • Yes

Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?

  • Many products do require in country testing. Contact CSIA for more details.

What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?

  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.

Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?

  • Yes a local representative is required.

Benin update

March 2024

This following information regarding a change that is occurring in Benin ARCEP
Starting January 2024 the Benin agency, ARCEP, is now requiring a sample for Radio electric devices TYPE approval process in the country
Please note before only terminal equipment (such as PC, tablet, Smartphone, Notebook…) required samples 

November 2021

L’Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP) in Benin issued a statement reminding the public that terminal equipment intended to be connected to an electronic network must be homologated beforehand by ARCEP. All importers or vendors of mobile phones, tablets, and other radioelectric devices should ensure their devices are homologated by December 31, 2021, or they will face penalties and the devices will not function on Benin’s networks.

October 2018

ARCEP, the telecommunications regulatory agency of Benin has updated the requirements for the homologation and certification of telecommunications equipment in the country. Order No. 045 / MCTIC / DC / SGM / CTJ / DGER / SA of December 29th, 2008 setting the approval regime for terminal equipment and radio installations in Benin has updated the requirements for the Business License.

In the past, only the local representative company had to provide its business license. This update initiated by the executive secretariat of ARCEP has highlighted that from now on the local representative company as well as the manufacturer of the equipment will have to provide their original business license translated into French, the official language of the country.

As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. Contact CSIA at (503) 489 8006 or for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.