Exports to Botswana must comply with the requirements of the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) Import Inspections Regulations (SIIR) to Standards Programme for in order for the goods to clear customs. Intertek has been accredited by BOBS to issue the mandatory Certificate of Conformity (CoC).

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) implemented the Botswana SIIR to assure Botswana consumers of the quality and safety of imported goods and also to facilitate trade. ‘Regulated Products’ exported to Botswana that are within the programme require a Certificate of Compliance which verifies, in the respective exporting countries, that the products comply with the applicable Botswana technical regulations and mandatory standards or approved equivalent International/National Standards.)

The Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) has granted Intertek accreditation to issue the Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for products regulated within the provisions of the Standards Import Inspection Regulations (SIIR). SIIR has been implemented since 1st April 2009.

Manufacturers and Exporters with shipments of regulated products to Botswana can approach their nearest Intertek Country Office to obtain more information on the programme and also apply for the CoC which will ensure a smooth clearance of shipments at Botswana Customs.

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SIIR is a Conformity Assessment Programme applied in the Country of Supply to ensure compliance of imported products with applicable compulsory Botswana Standards. Products meeting the requirements of the compulsory Botswana Standards will be issued with a Product Certificate (PC)/Certificate of Conformity (CoC) as proof of compliance by BOBS-appointed SIIR Service Providers such as Intertek.
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