23 Oct 2023

Implementation of Mozambique CAP 1st November 2023

Intertek Government and Trades Services officially signed a Pre-Shipment Verification of Conformity contract referred to as a Conformity Assessment Programme (CAP)  with the Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade – Instituto Público (INNOQ) of Mozambique. Intertek has been appointed, on a sole mandate basis,  by INNOQ, to issue Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) for regulated products imported into Mozambique from all countries of supply.

The National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (Inspecção Nacional das Actividades Económicas - INAE) has the mandate to supervise economic activities in Mozambique. This includes ensuring that products in the marketplace are not counterfeit and do not pose a risk to the well-being of consumers and the environment. INNOQ, IP in coordination with INAE, urges Exporters to approach Intertek to have their products verified to Mozambican/International Standard requirements before scheduling their shipments to Mozambique. As of the 1st November 2023 INAE will be performing market monitoring to assess compliance with the Conformity Assessment Programme.

Please refer to INNOQ’s communication on their website: IMPLEMENTAÇÃO DO PROGRAMA DE AVALIAÇÃO DA CONFORMIDADE (PAC) | Instituto Nacional de Normalização e Qualidade (innoq.gov.mz) and also, on Intertek’s website.

The Mozambique CAP will be implemented by INTERTEK on behalf of INNOQ, IP to all the regulated products described in Annexure II of Decree No. 8/2022, issued on the 14th of March 2022. From the 1st November 2023, the control of conformity assessment will start with products considered to be of high risk to public health and safety which are available on the INNOQ, IP, and Intertek website. 

Regulated Products shipments must be issued with a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) by Intertek, which ensures that specific products meet the requirements of the technical regulations and standards as determined by INNOQ. The Mozambican Standards applicable to products with mandatory control can be purchased at INNOQ, IP. Exporters engaged in trade with Mozambique need to be aware of the requirements of the Mozambique CAP and are encouraged to contact their local Intertek Offices to find out how Intertek can assist them in obtaining the mandatory CoC.