Technical innovations for exporters to Burundi: SGS PCA services update

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is pleased to announce ongoing improvements in their pre-export verification of conformity (VOC) services for the Republic of Burundi.

The national standards body of Burundi, Bureau Burundais de Normalisation, has the responsibility of ensuring products exported to the country meet international quality standards in order to protect public and environmental health. Since 2014, SGS has provided product conformity assessment services exclusively for Burundi, on behalf of its Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

eTrade is a new platform developed by SGS which strengthens service quality for customers. Securing productivity improvement and speeding up the duration of the conformity assessment process, eTrade helps businesses to access Burundi export markets compliantly and quickly. Further digitalization improvements to SGS’s Burundi PCA services are being negotiated with the government of the Republic, with further details to be released in the coming months.

A certificate of conformity is necessary for all regulated export consignments to Burundi, and there are three routes available for obtaining this:

Route A: for unregistered traders and suppliers of manufacturers of sensitive goods
Route B (registration): for registered suppliers of manufactured goods and for frequent exporters with homogeneous products
Route C (licensing): for certified products from manufactures and their authorized representatives

Details of product categories, including exceptions, for the Republic of Burundi are available on SGS’s website and the SGS PCA Newsletter, Q2 2023, which has news and updates on global services, is now available.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Josiane Rubenge
Operation Manager, Trade Facilitation Services, SGS

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