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SGS launches Renovo program in Guinea

May 26, 2020

The Renovo program was created to ensure waste control, management and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment and tires in the Republic of Guinea.

The Government of Guinea has designated SGS as a service provider for the collection of the anticipated eco-tax on behalf of the Republic of Guinea. SGS will also provide inspection and verification in the country of export of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) and tires.

Physical inspections or digital inspections (when applicable) are required for second-hand/used products. This is to ensure that they are not waste, such as electrical and electronic equipment or pneumatics, illegally exported to the Republic of Guinea, in violation of the Basel Convention. New products are not subject to a physical inspection, but only a documentary check.

The Republic of Guinea, acting through the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Forests (MEEF), will ensure by confirmation from Guinea Customs Authorities that all EEE and pneumatic products are covered by a SGS Renovo Certificate. This confirms the payment of the applicable Eco Levy before the products can be cleared by Customs.

The Program is now operational through a “transitional phase” that will last until June 30, 2020, and during which the exporters can voluntarily participate in the program to obtain their SGS Renovo certificate.

As of July 1, 2020 (date of transport document), all shipments of new or used regulated products (EEE and tires) covered by the Renovo Guinea program, will be required to pay the eco-levy fees to the government of the Republic of Guinea, represented by the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Forests (MEEF).

For more information, consult the following documents:

SGS GIS Renovo Guinea Datasheet Regulated Product List >

For more information, please contact:

Joel Tano
Operations Manager Renovo Guinea
t: +224 620 40 24 56

Mamoudou Barry
Managing Director SGS Guineaa
t: +224 669 69 2121

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