VERIFICATION OF CONFORMITY SERVICE (VOC)
Protect consumers and the environment
Governments today give high priority to promoting international trade while protecting consumer health, safety and the environment. Most national standard organizations, acting within a legislative framework, call for the intervention of independent third-party companies as a way to maintain full control on goods entering the domestic market.
What is VOC?
The Verification of Conformity service involves checking conformity of goods according to national standards or an international equivalent. At the same time it encourages importers and exporters to understand the need for compliance and its benefits. For ad hoc or first time shipments, importers go through the basic shipment process: documentary evidence is required to prove compliance with the required standards, or the goods can be tested in an approved laboratory.
The shipment will be subjected to physical verification to ensure that the documents match the products and that no deviations are found. Regular shipments can be treated under registration or licensing.
What are the key benefits?
- Protect consumers against dangerous, sub-standard or counterfeit products.
- Provide a guarantee to the buyer that the goods ordered are those shipped.
- Ease trade operations by recognizing existing conformity proof to avoid unnecessary additional testing.
- Conform with recommendations of the World Trade Organization “Technical Barriers to Trade” Agreement.
- Protect domestic industry from unfair competition of poor quality imports.
Improve the environment.
- Enhance the quality of exports
BUREAU VERITAS - EXPERTS IN VERIFICATION OF CONFORMITY (VOC)
Bureau Veritas acts as a trade facilitation services provider on five continents and is one of the world's leading providers for pre-shipment inspection services.
Bureau Veritas is certified ISO 9001 and was the first inspection body in the world to have its network accredited ISO 17020 within the scope of its Pre-Shipment Inspection and Verification of Conformity activities. Efficiency guaranteed by worldwide presence offers you the convenience of international expertise combined with local service where you need it.
We have more than 190+ years of experience with pre-shipment inspections, inspections, certification and testing and can help you meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.