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EAC-Ready Certification

Fast-track market access in the East African Community.

The East African Community (EAC) combines the republics of Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania. With a population of 283.7 million (>30% urban dwelling) and a combined gross domestic product of USD 305.3 billion, this is a thriving and rapidly expanding market in which to operate. To guide this expansion and enhance the movement of goods between countries, EAC leaders are adopting a common set of binding East African standards (EAS) to regulate product quality and safety.

Strategy approach to PVoC for the EAC

EAC-Ready product certification helps businesses operating in East Africa to simplify the process for entering EAC markets. This voluntary scheme does not, and will not, replace the pre-shipment verification of conformity (PVoC) programs currently run by countries in the EAC. Instead, this cost-effective solution simplifies the process of satisfying the requirements of each PVoC.

EAC-Ready certification is tailored to your needs and can include one or more of the following conformity assessment activities:

  • Product testing against relevant EAS

  • Factory audit – physical or virtual inspection of facilities around the world

  • Desk audit – interviews and screening of records

  • Documentation reviews – technical evaluation of test reports, etc. against defined standards

CP TFS EAC Ready Mark Logo

Products deemed to conform to relevant market requirements can display the EAC-Ready certification mark.

Why choose SGS EAC-Ready certification?

We are recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in global trade facilitation. Wherever you operate in the world, our experts will support your business with high level testing, inspection and certification solutions that save time and money, boost confidence in your products and help you gain a commercial advantage in competitive markets.

SGS EAC-Ready Certification Scheme

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