Verification of Conformity

Verification of Conformity

Certificate of Conformity

Protecting consumers against dangerous, substandard or counterfeit goods


The verification of conformity service involves the checking conformity of goods according to national standards or an international equivalent. At the same time it encourages importers and exporters to understand the need for compliance and its benefits.

For ad hoc or first-time shipments, importers go through the basic shipment process: documentary evidence is required to prove compliance with the required standards, or the goods can be tested in an approved laboratory. The shipment will be subjected to physical verification to ensure the documents match the products and no deviations are found. Once all checks have been carried out, a certificate of conformity (CoC) is issued.

Regular shipments can be treated under registration or licensing.

BENEFITS of a certificate of conformity (CoC)

  • Protect consumers against dangerous, sub-standard or counterfeit products

  • Provide a guarantee to the buyer that the goods ordered are those shipped

  • Ease trade operations by recognising existing conformity proof to avoid unnecessary additional testing

  • Conform to recommendations of the World Trade Organisation “Technical Barriers to Trade" agreement

  • Protect domestic industry from unfair competition of poor quality imports

  • Improve the environment

  • Enhance the quality of exports

Verification of Conformity Government Contracts

  • Algeria
  • Central African Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Chad
  • DR Congo
  • Egypt
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria - SONCAP
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tanzania / Zanzibar
  • Zimbabwe