The Government of Uganda renews contract with Intertek for its Pre- Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards Programme

June 03, 2016

(London) Intertek, a leading provider of Total Quality Assurance to industries worldwide, has signed a further 3 year 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 including: food, chemicals, electricals and electronics, textiles, health and beauty products, machinery, building products and toys, ensuring they comply with the applicable Ugandan technical regulations and quality standards, assuring Uganda’s citizens of the quality of imported goods. Intertek has been supporting the programme since its inception in 2012.

Thomas Kordick, Global Business Line Leader, Government and Trade Services 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.”

Intertek has pioneered conformity assessment programmes for Governments worldwide and has issued more than 2 million certificates to global exporters to ensure that their goods comply and thus facilitate the smooth customs clearance upon arrival.

Intertek’s global services network, located in over 100 countries, supports this programme, helping UNBS to ensure products imported from around the world are delivered in good order to the people of Uganda.

About Intertek’s Government and Trade Services

Intertek offers a range of services to governments, national standards organisations and customs departments. We help ensure that goods imported into these countries comply with safety, quality and other standards, preventing the dumping of unsafe goods and improving quality.

To learn more about Conformity Assessment Programmes and how these can impact on your global exports visit

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 40,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

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For further information, please contact:

Gill Purkiss
Marketing Services Manager
Government and Trade Services
Tel: +44 1277 223400