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Qatar – PVoC Program for Food

Export food and beverage products to Qatar with pre-verification of conformity (PVoC) assessment services from SGS.

To ensure the safety and quality of food products entering the Qatar market, the Ministry of Public Health – Food Safety Department (MoPH – FSD) of the State of Qatar has implemented a PVoC program. Qatar’s Conformity Assessment of Food Scheme requires all consignments of regulated products imported into the country to be checked and issued with a certificate of conformity (CoC). This certificate verifies that products comply with the requirements of all applicable standards and technical regulations.

The MoPH – FSD has approved SGS as a certification body for all regulated consignments of foods or beverages destined for Qatar. We can perform a PVoC assessment and issue a CoC.

Regulated products under this scheme include:

  • Meat and meat products
  • GMO products
  • Prepackaged foods
  • Spices
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Seafood
  • Processed foods
  • Dairy products
  • Vegetable oils
  • Honey

The regulatory mandate is subject to the country of origin for corresponding applicable product categories.

What is the process?

  • You submit your application to us
  • We perform a review and assessment
  • When applicable, we provide testing and inspection services
  • We issue your CoC
Why SGS?
As the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, we help traders navigate the world’s complex regulatory and safety requirements. With decades of experience managing conformity assessment programs, we offer exporters efficient and comprehensive solutions to ensure shipments conform to Qatar’s requirements.

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