Intertek renews contract with Uganda government for its Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme
Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has extended its contract with the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to continue to manage its Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme (PVoC) for exports to the country.
The programme verifies the conformity of all regulated products in the respective exporting countries within a range of sectors, including: food, chemicals, electricals and electronics, textiles, health and beauty products, machinery, building products and toys.
This ensures they comply with the applicable Ugandan technical regulations and quality standards, assuring Uganda’s citizens of the quality and reliability of imported goods.
Intertek has been supporting the programme since its inception in 2012.
Thomas Kordick, Global Business Line Leader, Government and Trade Services, Intertek said: “We are delighted to continue to work with UNBS in supporting them with the ongoing success of the PVoC, giving Uganda’s consumers the assurance they need when buying imported goods and protecting them from sub-standard products. Having introduced the very first Conformity Assessment Programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia more than 20 years ago, Intertek has the experience and expertise to provide UNBS, and exporters to Uganda, with a rapid and excellent service.”
Exporters to Uganda are required to provide a Certificate of Conformity for Customs clearance in accordance with Government regulation.
This certificate can only be obtained from an Approved Inspection Body such as Intertek. Intertek is also approved for the Tanzania and Kenya PVoC’s, giving exporters to East Africa an ever better service by taking advantage of the synergies of using one provider for their certification needs.
Intertek are the pioneers of PVoC programmes having introduced the very first one over 20 years ago and with our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.