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Supply Chain Services to Support Reconstruction Works

In Iraq, the infrastructure along with the economy is being reconstructed with the support of international donors and private companies. Among these supporters is a multinational Korean company, which appointed TÜV Rheinland to provide comprehensive supply chain services and obtain approval for products to be exported from Korea to Iraq.

Basic Facts
Client: Korean construction and shipbuilding company
Timeframe:2012 – 2013
Project location:Iraq
Main services:• Certification of Conformity and pre-shipment inspection services for products to be exported from Korea to Iraq
• Services regarding ICIGI (Pre-Import Inspection, Testing & Certification Program of Goods into the Republic of Iraq)
Involved regulations/standards:Standards defined by the ICIGI Program, managed by the COSQC (Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control) of Iraq

Initial situation and requirements

The Government of Iraq has been challenged by reconstructing its infrastructure as well as trying to improve the economic situation of the country. To complete this complex mission, Iraq solicited financial and technical support - L0 from international donors and private companies.

The West Qurna Phase II was one of the numerous Iraqi reconstruction projects and involved many international support companies such as a Korean multinational company specializing in construction and shipbuilding. These companies shared the aspiration to export their products to Iraq and were held to standards under the conditions and criteria defined by the COSQC (Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control) of Iraq.

For the West Qurna Phase II procurement project, the government launched a Pre-Import Inspection, Testing & Certification Program (ICIGI) for all goods entering the Republic of Iraq and required third-party inspection of this same project.

Did you know?

“Investment in post-2003 Iraq” refers to national and international financial support and technical efforts to rebuild the country’s infrastructure since the end of the Iraq War.

Solutions, results

As one of the very few organizations authorized for the ICIGI program, TÜV Rheinland Korea was appointed to provide a series of supply chain services, including the issue of Certificates of Conformity and pre-shipment inspection of all the products to be exported from the Korean multinational company to Iraq.

Managed by the COSQC of Iraq, the ICIGI program is challenging for and demading of all international consulting companies. With the support and comprehensive supply chain services provided by TÜV Rheinland, the Korean company successfully acquired all permits necessary to export its products to the Iraqi market.

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Benefits for the client

Thanks to the support and services of TÜV Rheinland, the Korean company:

• Managed to receive all approvals in a short time in order to export its products to Iraq.

• Benefited from one-stop shop service all the way from pre-shipment inspection (PSI) up to customs support.

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment, and technology in nearly all aspects of life.

We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006 we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

We offer you a comprehensive range of supply chain services. From vendor assessment to pre-shipment inspection and certification of conformity, we support you at every stage of your project to ensure its full completion.