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Uganda PVOC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity)

Uganda PVOC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity)

Successful exports to Uganda with services according to UNBS guidelines

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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.

Detailed Information

Certificate Validity The Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is valid for one shipment and for six months from its issuance date.
CoC threshold2,000 USD
CoC – shipment invoice relationshipOne shipment invoice per Certificate of Conformity (CoC)
Routes availableRoute A, Route B, Route C, Route D
Applications preferably submitted through the UESW (Uganda Electronic Single Window)

Product Scope

Toys Furniture (wood and metal articles)
Electrical and electronicsPaper and stationery
AutomotiveProtective safety equipment
Chemical productsFood and food products
Mechanical material and gas appliancesUsed products
Textile, leather, plastic and rubber


pdf List of Goods subjected to PVOC – Uganda 709 KB Download
pdf Consignment Based Conformity Assessments 2 MB Download
pdf Registration and Licensing Application Form 201 KB Download
pdf Certification Application Form 349 KB Download
pdf Uganda PVoC Scheme Product Sheet 2 MB Download


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