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Zanzibar – Implementation of PVOC programme


The Zanzibar Bureau of Standards (ZBS) has introduced a Pre-Export Verification of Conformityto standards (PVoC) program. This program is specific to Zanzibar region and is starting on 1st November 2016.
All products shipped from that date are subject to the program and shall be presented with a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) for Customs clearance in Zanzibar.


Bureau Veritas has been appointed by ZBS for the implementation of the PVoC program.
Goods to be exported to Zanzibar will undergo a verification of conformity in the country of export, to demonstrate their compliance with Zanzibar standards or approved standards.

Categories of products subject to the PVoC: toys, electrical products, automotive products, chemical and cosmetic products, mechanical material and gas appliances, paper and stationery, furniture, textile products, safety equipment, food products and used products.


Send your Request for Certificate with copy of the proforma invoice and existing test reports and certificates already received for the goods to be exported to your usual Bureau Veritas Contact or to
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