As of December 3, 2012, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) resumes its Pre Export Verification of Conformity to Standards (PVoC) program. According to the program, first introduced in 2010, all the goods subject to it, will have to be accompanied by Certificate of Conformity (CoC). UNBS officers at border points will verify certificates for integrity. No destination inspection is envisaged.

The aim of the program is to establish a quality import inspection regime that is in harmony with member states of the East African Community.

Depending on the certification route one or a combination of the following interventions will be provided:

  • Physical inspection prior to shipment
  • Sampling, testing and analysis in accredited laboratories
  • Audit of product manufacturing processes
  • Documentary check and assessment of conformity with the requirements of the applicable technical regulations and standards, for example KSS, GSO, IEC

With decades of experience managing conformity assessment programs around the world SGS offers exporters efficient and comprehensive solutions to ensure shipments conform to Uganda’s requirements.

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