Guidelines / Resources: Country Specific

Acorn International strives to maintain familiarity with the requirements and leaders of regulatory agencies in countries worldwide. The following are links to some of those agencies’ web sites, where information on standards and requirements for obtaining approvals for regulated activities can be found.


*Please note that some names of agencies and links may change over time

*Last updated on 19 March 2013

United States (English)

European Union (23 Official Languages)

Algeria (Arabic, French)

Angola (Portuguese)

Argentina (Spanish)

Australia (English)

Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani)

Bahamas (English)

  • The Bahamas Environment, Science & Technology Commission

Bahrain (Arabic)

Bangladesh (Bengali)

  • Ministry of Environment and Forests
  • Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources - Energy and Mineral Resources Division

Barbados (English)

Benin (French)

  • Ministère de l'Energie, des Recherches Pétrolières et Minières, de l'Eau et du Développement des Energies Renouvelables

Bolivia (Spanish)

Brazil (Portuguese)

Cameroon (French and English)

Canada (English and French)

Chad (French and Arabic)

Chile (Spanish)

China (Chinese)

Colombia (Spanish)

Republic of Congo (French)

Côte d'Ivoire (French)

Cyprus (Greek and Turkish)

Ecuador (Spanish)

Egypt (Arabic)

Equatorial Guinea (Spanish and French)

Ethiopia (Amharic)

France (French)

Gabon (French)

Ghana (English)

Greece (Greek)

  • Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change

Guatemala (Spanish)

Guinea (French)

Guyana (English)

Haiti (French)

India (Hindi and English)

Indonesia (Indonesian)

Iraq (Arabic and Kurdish)

Israel (Hebrew and Arabic)

Italy (Italian)

Kazakhstan (Kazakh and Russian)

Kenya (Swahili and English)

Korea (Korean)

Kuwait (Arabic)

Liberia (English)

Libya (Arabic)

Madagascar (Malagasy and French)

Malaysia (Malay)

Malawi (English)

  • Relevant websites not currently active

Mauritania (Arabic and French)

Mozambique (Portuguese)

Mexico (Spanish)

Netherlands (Dutch)

Namibia (English)

Nicaragua (Spanish)

Nigeria (English)

Norway (Norwegian)

Oman (Arabic)

Pakistan (Urdu and English)

Panama (Spanish)

Papua New Guinea (English)

Peru (Spanish)

Philippines (Tagalog and English)

Qatar (Arabic)

Russia (Russian)

São Tomé and Príncipe (Portuguese)

  • Relevant websites not currently active

Saudi Arabia (Arabic)

Senegal (French)

Sierra Leone (English)

Slovakia (Slovak)

Spain (Spanish)

South Africa (Afrikaans and English)

Suriname (Dutch)

Tanzania (Swahili and English)

Thailand (Thai)

Trinidad and Tobago (English)

Togo (French)

  • Ministère de l'Environnement et des Ressources Forestières
  • Ministère des Mines et de l’Energie

Tunisia (Arabic and French)

Turkey (Turkish)

Venezuela (Spanish)

Vietnam (Vietnamese)

Uganda (Swahili and English)

United Kingdom (English)

Uzbekistan (Uzbek)

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources



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