Gabon PVoC services: digital innovation from SGS

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is delighted to provide details of the latest digital innovations available to export and import businesses looking to access Gabon markets.

Pre-shipment verification of conformity (PVoC) services for Gabon have been provided by SGS since 2015, under the auspices of the national standard body, Agence Gabonaise de Normalisation (AGANOR). Under the Programme Gabonais d’Evaluation de la Conformité (PROGEC) program, SGS provides digitized services for the issuance of Certificates of Conformity (CoC), verifying quality standards for products exported to Gabon. Requests for CoCs are now made electronically through an Exporter Portal, allowing for quick and easy submission of details. Work on the implementation of e-Certificates (developed by the Gabon government in partnership with SGS) is also in its final stages. This will allow all stakeholders to simultaneously receive essential documentation.

All these innovations are further supported by the development of SGS QiiQ, which uses state-of-the-art technology to help businesses comply with the ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standard, and facilitates trade in line with World Trade Organization (WTO) and World Customs Organization (WCO) requirements. In addition, a new e-Trade platform will also be available shortly to further support PVoC services for customers.

Learn more about Gabon – Certificate of Conformity (PROGEC).

SGS Product Conformity Assessment (PCA) Services
SGS assists companies around the world in successfully accessing markets in Africa and the Middle East. Utilizing an unrivalled network of industry specialists and state-of-the-art laboratories, they provide high-quality conformity assessment solutions to exporters in all industry sectors. SGS is also contracted by several governments to provide pre-export verification of conformity (or PVoC) services. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested. Learn more about SGS PCA Services.

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For more information, please contact:

Bobby Byll
Contract Manager
Trade Facilitation Services, SGS
Tel: +241 011 77 09 63

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