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What is a Certificate of Compliance?

A Certificate of Compliance or CoC is a formal certification declaring that an individual or company has met a set of conditions. 

In trade, a Certificate of Compliance (Certificate of Conformity) is given to exporters or importers to show that the goods or services purchased meet the required standards of a given country. This document is usually required to be presented during customs clearance. 

Why is a Certificate of Compliance required?

Many countries require a Certificate of Compliance to make sure that imported products meet all international standards before exportation. Consignments that meet acceptable international standards are given a Certificate of Compliance. The CoC is then presented during Customs clearance at the destination so that they can be cleared for importation. 

What are some countries that require a Certificate of Compliance? 

Some of the countries that require a Certificate of Compliance are:

  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Kenya
  • Kurdistan
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Nigeria
  • Mozambique
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan

    

How can I obtain a Certificate of Compliance?

The best way of obtaining a Certificate of Compliance is by reaching out to your local Chamber of Commerce for their list of approved or qualified methods of testing. If you need further assistance, you can contact us

  

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