UNBS is responsible for the adoption and application of the standards for both imported and domestically manufactured products in the Ugandan market. The PVoC Standards Programme is a conformity assessment and verification procedure applied to specific Goods/Products at the respective exporting countries, to ensure their compliance with the applicable Ugandan Technical Regulations and Mandatory Standards or approved equivalents.
The primary objective of applying Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) to Standards Programme is:
Ensure quality of products, health and safety
Protect the environment for Ugandans
Meet requirements of the PVoC
All consignments subject to PVoC must obtain a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) issued by an authorized PVoC Agent, such as Intertek, prior to shipment. The CoC is a mandatory document for Customs Clearance in Uganda; consignments arriving at Ugandan Ports without this document will be denied entry into the country.
The key elements undertaken in the PVoC are:
Physical inspection prior to shipment
Sampling, testing and analysis in accredited laboratories
Quality Audit of production processes
Documentary review of conformity with regulations
Issuance of Certificate of Conformity (CoC) or Non Conformity Report (NCR) as appropriate.
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