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Uganda PVOC (Pre-Export Verification of Conformity)

Successful export to Uganda with services according to UNBS guidelines

In order to ensure consumers safe and quality products as well as have an official conformity policy in line with other member states of the East African Community, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) established its Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC) program in June of 2013.

PVoC provides those looking to export to Uganda with guidelines to help them demonstrate their compliance and acquire the Certificate of Conformity needed to successfully access the Ugandan market. Products which have not been exempted from certification or determined prohibited, are assigned to the following regulated product categoires:

  • Toys
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Automotive
  • Chemical products, incl. cosmetics
  • Mechanical material and gas appliances
  • Textile, leather, plastic and rubber
  • Furniture (incl. articles of wood and metal)
  • Paper and stationery
  • Protetive safety equipment
  • Food and food products
  • Used products

Each shipment of any regulated product is obliged to follow corresponding routes to certification. More than one designated route may affect a single shipment and are broken down as such:

  • Route A – Testing and inspection
  • Route B – Registration
  • Route C – Licensing
  • Route D – Groupage of cargo -> registered consolidators

Services are individually selected and conducted according to route(s) applying to your regulated products and can include:

  • Document review
  • Testing if required
  • Consignment inspection
  • Container sealing if required
  • Certification of shipment

After submitting an application request for PVoC services, completing all requirements and achieveing the Certificate of Conformity for your shipment of regulated goods, UNBS inspectors will verify the consignment and allow for the release of your products into the Ugandan market.

A global provider of testing, inspection, verification and certification services, we are UNBS-authorized to conduct PVoC services and issue recognized Certificates of Conformity. Our years of experience and dedication to providing our customers the expertise they need when exporting to nations around the globe have enabled us to achieve world-wide recognition as a reliable and trusted partner. Our comprehensive services ensure you efficient and effective solutions for successful export to Uganda.

Let our experts help you get your products to market in Uganda with PVoC certification. Speak with a representative today!

Detailed Information

Technical aspects Safety
Hygienic / Food Contact
Product/Packaging Labeling
Market surveillance No
Obligation Mandatory
Factory inspection Conditionally
Sample testing No
Validity

​CoC is valid for one shipment only or for three months from issuance

Product Scope

Product categories:

1. Toys

2. Electrical and electronics

3. Automotive

4. Chemical products

5. Mechanical material and gas appliances

6. Textile, leather, plastic and rubber

7. Furniture (wood and metal articles)

8. Paper and stationery

9. Protective safety equipment

10. Food and food products

11. Used products

More details can be taken from the regulated list of products


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