Verification of Conformity (VOC)

Our Verification of Conformity service helps ensure that shipments conform to local importing standards in order to be cleared at their destination.

Cotecna runs a series of Verification of Conformity programmes. Each is designed to ensure that the quality and safety regulations of an importing country are met.

We assess conformity before a shipment sets sail, from diligent verification of documentation and sample collection for laboratory analysis to physical inspections of goods, and issue a Certificate of Conformity (COC) as quickly as possible to guarantee the quality and safety of a shipment, and ensure its smooth clearance through customs.

Our VOC programmes

We operate VOC programmes in the following destinations:

For more information on the import requirements for any of these countries, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Key Benefits

Our programmes provide numerous advantages for both governments as well as exporters and importers.

For governments, we help to:

  • Eliminate customs bottlenecks in importing country
  • Reduce storage issues at ports
  • Guarantee all imported products are compliant with international and local standards
  • Reinforce consumer safety
  • Build local customs competencies through training and capacity building programmes
  • Ensure conformity with WTO Technical Barriers to Trade agreement

For exporters / importers, we help to:

  • Provide faster customs clearance
  • Reduce need for local laboratory analysis or additional testing
  • Offer better consumer protection against dangerous, substandard or counterfeit products
  • Protect local industry from unfair competition due to poor quality imports

Request an Inspection

To learn more about our Verification of Conformity services in China, and to discuss how we can help your business, please contact us.

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