Intertek accreditation for Certificates of Conformity Qatar
Intertek Accredited by Government of Qatar to issue Certificates of Conformity for Vehicle Spare Parts and Tyres.
6th October 2011
The Government of the State of Qatar, through the Qatar Ministry of Business and Trade – Department of Consumer Protection and the Qatar General Organization for Standards and Metrology (QGOSM), has issued strict rules regulating the import and sales of Vehicle Tyres and Vehicle Spare Parts to prevent non-compliant or counterfeit versions of such products entering the Qatari market.
The regulation is effective from 15th September 2011.
The Circular issued by the Authority states that “Customs authorities will not now allow the import of the regulated products, unless they are accompanied by a CoC issued by an approved body from the country of origin. It also stated that, in case of non-compliance of these products to the applicable GSO standards, a heavy fine will be imposed on the importers.
The following products are covered by this new regulation:
- Vehicle Tyres
- Safety Belts
- Wheel Rims
- Brake Pads
Note that Vehicle Tyres are included in the programme, but currently do not require separate Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for Tyre shipments exported to Qatar, as the Qatari Customs and QGOSM will accept Gulf Standard Organization (GSO) conformity certificates instead of CoCs.
Intertek has approval from QGOSM to participate in the programme and issue Certificates of Conformity (CoC) for shipments of the afore mentioned products.
For information on how Intertek can assist you in complying with the Qatari programme and how to obtain a Certificate of Conformity which will ensure smooth clearance of shipments at Qatari Customs contact your nearest Intertek Country Office, details of which can be found by clicking here.