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Urgent Update on the Implementation of the Ivory Coast Conformity Assessment Scheme known as Verification of Conformity (VoC)

News Date:2018.07.09

As you may recall we recently informed you that The Government of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has introduced a Conformity Assessment Programme called "Verification of Conformity".

All shipments of regulated products with a Bill of Lading (B/L) or AWB dated on or after 16th July 2018 should be accompanied with a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for clearance of the regulated goods at Ivory Coast Customs.

Regulated Products include:


• Food products

• Electrical and Electronic products or Renewable Energy

• Cosmetics and Hygiene products

• Construction Materials

• Packaging

• Vehicle Spare parts, accessories and lubricants

• Machines

• Pressure equipment

• Personal protective equipment

• Products affecting health, safety and environment

• Textiles

• Footwear

• Toys

If you have any questions on the requirements for the new programme please contact your local Intertek Country Office.

Intertek are the pioneers of Conformity Assessment Programmes such as the Ivory Coast VoC having introduced the very first one over 20 years ago and with our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

Email now if you would like further information on how Intertek can help you meet the requirements of the Ivory Coast VoC .

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