In order to protect the consumers in Uganda from substandard products and to assure safe and quality approved products entering the Ugandan market, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has implemented under UNBS Act of 1983 mandatory requirements for product imports under the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Standards Programme (PVoC).
The PVoC program requires that regulated product imports are verified for compliance in the country of export and before entering the Ugandan market.
A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is issued by TÜV Rheinland if the products are confirmed as compliant. The CoC is used at Uganda customs points to clear the shipment.
|Certificate Validity||The Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is valid for one shipment and for six months from its issuance date.|
|CoC threshold||2,000 USD|
|CoC – shipment invoice relationship||One shipment invoice per Certificate of Conformity (CoC)|
|Routes available||Route A, Route B, Route C, Route D|
|Applications preferably submitted through the UESW (Uganda Electronic Single Window)||https://singlewindow.go.ug|
|Toys||Furniture (wood and metal articles)|
|Electrical and electronics||Paper and stationery|
|Automotive||Protective safety equipment|
|Chemical products||Food and food products|
|Mechanical material and gas appliances||Used products|
|Textile, leather, plastic and rubber|
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