The Republic of Cote d’Ivoire has awarded a contract for the Verification of Conformity (VOC) to Bureau Veritas

06/09/14

The Ministry of Commerce, Crafts and SMEs Promotion and the Ministry to the Prime Minister for the Budget has decreed that imported goods must conform to national standards, and must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity issued by a duly authorized third party inspection agency.  The VOC program corresponds to the program services "Consignment Based Conformity Assessment" for which Bureau Veritas is certified ISO 17020.
Bureau Veritas will ascertain in the exporting country, the verification of conformity with national standards (and / or international) of imported goods in Côte d'Ivoire. These products include:


· Food
· Electrical and electronic products
· Chemicals
· Cosmetics and personal hygiene
· Building materials
· Packaging products
· Spare parts and automobile accessories and lubricants
· Machines (lifting accessories, etc.).
· Pressure Equipment
· Personal protective equipment
· Gas appliances
· Textiles
· Shoes
· Toys
· Pharmaceuticals
· Used products
Etc..

The main objectives of the programme are the protection of consumers and the environment.  The program will be implemented by the end of 2014.

The contract was signed on 17 July 2014 in Abidjan in the presence of François Hollande, President of the French Republic and Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.  
It is one of the six bilateral agreements signed during this meeting.

Information on these inspections will be communicated shortly;  foreign trade operators are able to consult the list of programs on our dedicated website: http://verigates.bureauveritas.com

From Left to Right:
- Eric Sabatier, Senior Vice President - Bureau Veritas / Government Services & International Trade Division
- Abdourahmane Cissé, the Minister of Budget
- Jean-Louis Billon, the Minister of Trade

For more information, please contact the following:

Roopesh DHANANJAYAN

Tel: +91 22 6739 8403

E-mail: roopesh.dhananjayan@in.bureauveritas.com 

 

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