Sustaining the Compliance Journey: SGS’s PVoC services for Zanzibar

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is working in partnership with Zanzibar’s Bureau of Standards to provide sustainability in pre-shipment verification of conformity (PVoC) services.

As an island province of the Republic of Tanzania which is actively promoting socio-economic development through good ocean stewardship, green tourism and related resources, Zanzibar is developing its blue economy. This was underlined at Tanzania’s Annual Information and Communication Conference (TAIC), held in Zanzibar in October 2022, where tourism projects accounted for more than 62% of investment funding from government.

SGS has provided a strong base of comprehensive certification services tailored to Zanzibar’s regulatory requirements since 2016 and has now focused on digitalization to develop sustainable solutions in the implementation of the country’s quality and safety product standards.

Requests for product Certificates of Conformity (CoCs) can now be made with through SGS’s Exporter Portal, allowing customers 24/7/36 access via a secure web-based app to all the necessary documentation. A CoC is the ultimate turnkey document to access Zanzibar’s markets and SGS’s paper-free solution is enhanced with the adoption of digital inspections, allowing for real-time consignment reviews and the reduction of turnaround times for PVoC certificate issuance.

Help from SGS also extends to a choice of certification routes, with tailored options offering specific help for customer requirements, whether they are unregistered or registered traders/manufacturers/suppliers of certified, sensitive or homogenous products. With SGS, the certification journey can be straightforward, successful and sustainable.

Learn more about Zanzibar PVoC Product Conformity Assessment (PCA) Services.

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: 

Craig Wilson
Contract Manager
Trade Facilitation Services, SGS
Tel: +255 767 811 147

About SGS
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