Source: Communique issued by ARCEP
Radio Type Approval, Homologation, Certification Services - Global Market Access Solutions
We can offer you reliably all services concerning Type Approval in Benin (Porto-Novo). Our distinguished contact with the authority in Benin (Porto-Novo), our good relationship to L'Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP), as well as the qualification in the homologation of consumer and automotive RF-products and Short Range Devices (SRD) in ISM-Frequency band will create your market access in Benin trouble-free and cost-effective.
We will assist you to put your product successfully on the market by offering the following services:
- Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, etc.
- Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
- Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
- Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, etc.
- Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
- Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
- Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
- Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of IB-Lenhardt AG local team and/or partner
- Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
- User manual translation service when needed
For Benin we can offer you a short termed tentative offer based upon a submitted Datasheet of the device:
GEO / MAP of Benin
General information about Benin
Degree of latitude
Degree of longitude
CFA Franc BCEAO
French (official), African languages
Size (in km²)
Population (as of 2011)
Country code according to ISO 3166-2
Country code according to ISO 3166-3
Certificate Example for Benin
Authority / Regulatory Body
L'Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP)
Validity Period of Certification
In-Country Testing Required?
Average lead time for radio type approval
Label Example for Benin
News for Benin
Reminder: type approval is mandatoryOn 20 October 2021, L'Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP) issued a communiqué on the approval of telecommunications equipment in Benin, reminding that all telecommunications equipment imported into Benin must be approved by ARCEP.Sanctions may be imposed if unauthorised equipment is imported into Benin after 31 December 2021.
New online portal
As of 2019-01-02, all inquiries have to be sent to the ARCEP (Autorité de Régulation des Communications et des Postes) through the latter's new e-services platform.
The type approval procedure remains unchanged and local representatives are still mandatory.
(24GHz, 77GHz, 79GHz, UWB)
(315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)
(125kHz, 315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)
(Tank Level, Positions-Radar)
(315MHz, 433MHz, 868MHz)
(125kHz, 13,56MHz, 868MHz)
(24GHz, 60GHz, 79GHz)
Safety Information for Benin
The Type C electrical plug (or Europlug) is a two-wire plug that has two round pins. It fits into any socket that accepts 4.0 – 4.8 mm round contacts on 19 mm centres. They are being replaced by E, F, J, K or N sockets which work perfectly with Type C plugs. Type C plugs are generally limited for use in appliances that require 2.5 amps or less.
The Type E electrical plug has two 4.8 mm round pins spaced 19 mm apart and a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. The Type E socket is different to the Type F socket which is standard in other continental European countries, such as Germany. The CEE 7/7 plug was developed to work with sockets E and F and has grounding clips on both sides (to work with Type F sockets) and a female contact (to accept the grounding pin of the type E socket). Type E plugs are rated 16 amps.
Alternate Country Names
Republic of Benin République du Bénin Benin Bénin Benín Бенин ベナン 베냉