24 Jun 2016

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

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. 

The renewed PVoC Programme, which commenced on the 1st June 2016, has some important changes which are detailed below: 

Fee Structure for the different shipment Routes A, B and C

Shipment Route: A, B or C Ad Valorem fee as a percentage of the declared FOB value Minimum Fee in US Dollars ($) Maximum Fee in US Dollars ($)
Route A 0.50% 235.00 3,000
Route B 0.45% 235.00 3,000
Route C 0.25% 235.00 3,000

The new Uganda PVoC Fee Structure was introduced by UNBS from 1st June 2016.

Threshold Value

Shipments having a FOB value less than or equal to USD 2,000.00, are exempted from the PVoC instead these would be subjected to Destination Inspection by UNBS on its arrival at the Ugandan Ports/Borders. 

Products Subject to PVoC

The Regulated Product List has been revised. 

All exporters and importers of products under the scope of Uganda PVoC are obliged to obtain a CoC before shipment of the goods to avoid penalties and possible delays at Customs clearance. 

Intertek is an approved UNBS PVoC service provider contact us now for further details.

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