Directory of Regulatory Updates to Conformity Assessment Programmes

Listed below are updates to the Conformity Assessment Programmes that Intertek support including product, labelling and certificate changes. To register to receive these updates by email please email info.government@intertek.com

Algeria

DateUpdate
31st March 2011Update on Requirements for Certification

Botswana

DateUpdate
6th October 2011Intertek Accredited by Botswana Bureau of Standards to issue Certificates of Conformity for products regulated within the provisions of the Standards Import Inspections Regulations (SIIR).

Egypt

DateUpdate
9th July 2012Update to mandatory export packaging markings for regulated productsunder Egypt Ministerial Decrees 660 and 626.
20th March 2012Intertek is registered and approved by GOIEC to issue the Certificate of Inspection for Exports to Egypt.

Ethiopia

DateUpdate
28th January 2014Intertek Approved to issue necessary Certificate of Conformity for Exports to Ethiopia

Gabon

DateUpdate
2nd June 2015Government of Gabon implements Conformity Assessment programme from 1st August 2015

Kenya

DateUpdate
15th August 2017 Certificate of Conformity now mandatory for Medical Devices, Food Supplements, Medical Cosmetics, Herbal Products and other Healthcare Borderline products
20th January 2015Intertek awarded a further contract and additional zones to support the Kenya Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards Programme
4th May 2011 Intertek a KEBS Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards Programme partner.

Kuwait

DateUpdate
15th August 2017Reminder from August 1st 2017 Importation of Incandescent and Halogen Lamps in Kuwait was Banned.  
27th February 2017Update to Kuwait G-Mark Technical Regulations for Toys and Low Voltage Electrical Products  
16th May 2016Gulf Technical Regulations for Exports of Low Voltage Electrical Products to Kuwait.  
25th June 2014Kuwait Ban on Specific API Engine Oil Service Categories
7th August 2011Addition of Tobacco Products to the KUCAS Regulated Product List
26th July 2011Addition of Vehicle Spare Parts to the KUCAS Regulated Product List.
18th April 2011Reintroduction of Compliance to KUCAS Requirements for Tyres
11th February 2011Gulf Toys Technical Regulation (GTTR) now enforced in all GCC participating countries.

Nigeria

DateUpdate
12th August 2016SON issues notification of the indefinite closure of the Electronic Provisional Certificate Clearance
1st March 2013SON Implements New SONCAP Requirements
22nd September 2011Health and Medical Equipment Regulated Under SONCAP
26th July 2011Intertek working with SON and you to prevent fraud
11th July 2011SON Plans Full Implementation of SONCAP and Market Surveillance to Wipe out Substandard Goods

Qatar

DateUpdate
29th July 2014Expansion of Electrical Products Requiring CoC
21st July 2014Important Regulatory Update for Exports of Cosmetics
2nd December 2013New Regulations for the Export of Electrical Products
19th June 2012New Regulations for the Export of Henna and Shampoo
15th March 2011Government of Qatar extends Regulated Product List to include Electricals
6th October 2011Intertek Accredited by Government of Qatar to issue Certificates of Conformity for Vehicle Spare Parts and Tyres

Russia

DateUpdate
2nd February 2015New Technical Requirements and EAC Mark of Conformity for Exports of Machinery to Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
2nd February 2015New Technical Requirement and EAC Mark of Conformity for Exports of Consumer Goods to Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
18th October 2011New Cosmetic Technical Regulation in Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan or Belarus
23rd September 2011Customs Union Packaging and Electrical Regulation Update
4th July 2011Products subject to mandatory GOST R certification and GOST R declaration have been revised
8th April 2011New Regulations for Cosmetic Products

Saudi Arabia

DateUpdate
26th July 2017Enforcement of SASO Technical Regulation for Degradable Plastic Products
17th July 2017Enforcement of EER for Exports of Large Capacity Air Conditioners
15th February 2017Update to Product Labeling and CoO Marking
11th October 2016GSO Standards Update for Exports of Cosmetics
6th September 2016Stage 2 Update to Energy Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors
9th August 2016     SASO Standard 2203:2015 for Plugs and Sockets implemented with immediate effect.
4th July 2016 Revision on requirements for Plugs and Sockets
4th July 2016Update to Flush Capacity Requirements for Water Closets
22nd March 2016Update on requirements for Plugs and Sockets
5th February 2016Update on Energy Efficiency Requirements for Lamps
5th February 2016Update on Energy Efficiency Requirements for Electric Motors
26th August 2015Important Update on Energy Efficiency Requirements
21st July 2014Important Regulatory Update for Cosmetics to Saudi Arabia
7th November 2013Reinforcement of testing, inspection and CoC requirements by KSA Authorities
15th July 2013Changes to Energy Efficiency Requirement (EER) labelling for Saudi Arabia
6th March 2013New Requirements for CoC's for Vehicle Spare Parts
29th January2013Addition of Freon 23 and 123 to banned list of refrigerants
21st June 2012Language Requirements for Satellite Navigation Systems in New Cars
19th June 2012New Regulations for Cosmetic Product Ingredients
9th March 2012SFDA Regulatory Update on Cosmetics
11th July 2011Mandatory CoC Enforcement on Additional Consumer Products
29th June 2011SFDA regulatory update on classification and labeling
8th April 2011SFDA update on change of status of Triclosan and Hydroquinone
29th March 2011Intertek appointed CoC provider by Saudi Food and Drug Authority for Cosmetic and Perfumes Products.
11th February 2011Gulf Toys Technical Regulation (GTTR) now enforced in all GCC participating countries
8th February 2011Exporting New Vehicles to Saudi Arabia? Only Intertek's Certificates of Conformity are recognised by The Customs Authority of Saudi Arabia
3rd February 2011SFDA Ban on Mouth Wash and related products containing alcohol
11th January 2011Increased Testing of Textile Shipments by Saudi Customs

United Arab Emirates

DateUpdate
29th January 2013Changes to Plug Requirements for Exports to the UAE

Uganda

DateUpdate
24th June 2016Update to Regulated Product List and Fees
5th November 2012Uganda PVoC reinstated from 3rd December 2012, Certificates of Conformity will be compulsory