Verification of Conformity Morocco


Bureau Veritas to implement Verification of Conformity Programme for Morocco

Jan. 13 2020

Bureau Veritas has been appointed by the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy for the Kingdom of Morocco to implement the Verification of Conformity (VoC) programme applicable to products imported into the Kingdom, and can now issue Certificates of Conformity (CoC).

The programme applies to a wide scope of products across 11 key categories, covering electrical products, construction products, toys, gas appliances, shoes and clothing, chemical products, vehicle parts and more.

Understanding the importance of VoC

Verification of Conformity involves checking the conformity of goods according to specific technical regulations, national standards or an international equivalent. It also encourages importers and exporters to understand the need for compliance and its benefits.

As a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, Bureau Veritas acts as a trade facilitation services provider on five continents and this is the latest demonstration of confidence in our global team.

Under the new programme, all applicable consignments shipped from February 1st 2020 must be accompanied by a Certificate of Conformity before they can secure Customs clearance in order to enter the Kingdom of Morocco.

What is involved?

Depending on the products, the verification will take place either by Bureau Veritas teams in the country of export, or at destination.

Documentary evidence is required to prove compliance with the required standards, or the goods can be tested in an approved laboratory, before the shipment undergoes a physical verification to ensure that the documents match the products. Regular shipments can be treated under registration or licensing.

Ricardo Fleming for Bureau Veritas said: “A VoC programme of this kind can protect consumers against dangerous and non-compliant products to standards, as well as protecting the domestic industry from unfair competition and counterfeiting. It also helps to ensure permanent control over product conformity and quality.

“With more than 190 years’ experience, Bureau Veritas is one of the world's leading providers for Pre-Shipment Inspection and Verification of Conformity services, combining a global presence with local support wherever it is needed. We’re delighted to be implementing this programme for the Kingdom of Morocco and looking forward to working with all partners globally to ensure it is a success.”

Importing into Morocco?

If you are importing goods into the Kingdom of Morocco, or any other country, and require the services of Bureau Veritas, visit our dedicated global site for assistance or to gain a quote.

For more information about our VoC services, click here.