SGS Helps Businesses Successfully Export to African and Middle Eastern Markets

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has published an article in its new Product Conformity Assessment (PCA) Newsletter looking at the increasing use of technical barriers to trade in African and Middle Eastern countries and the solutions available to exporters.

The Middle East and Africa respectively accounted for 30% and 35% of the total sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) and technical barriers to trade (TBT) measures notified by the World Trade Organization (WTO) (as of December 31, 2021). The trend towards using these mechanisms to control trade is growing, meaning manufacturers and suppliers must stay up to date with relevant regulations in order to export successfully.

SGS’s PCA Newsletter article looks at the common trends around these technical regulations and considers the importance of advanced planning and need to successfully engage in relevant product conformity assessment processes.

Read the original PCA Newsletter article, ‘Solving the Import Regulatory Maze in Africa and The Middle East

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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