LONDON--()--Intertek has signed a new contract to support The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Conformity Assessment Programme, which aims to improve the quality and safety of goods being exported to Nigeria and protect its citizens from substandard and dangerous goods.
Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide and leading provider of Conformity Assessment Programmes services for Nigeria and the rest of the world, signed the five year contract to continue to provide certification services in line with the Nigerian Conformity Assessment Programme (SONCAP).
The programme, which has been in place since 2005, was implemented to improve the quality and safety of goods being exported to Nigeria and to protect its citizens from substandard and dangerous goods. It requires that every consignment of regulated products being exported to Nigeria meets both international and local standards, and that exporters obtain a Certificate of Conformity which enables Customs clearance. Samples are also taken at the country of origin and the container duly sealed to prevent tampering and substitution of products to further strengthen the programme.
Intertek, the longest serving and most experienced provider of Conformity Assessment Programmes services worldwide, has been approved by SON to issue the mandatory Certificates of Conformity.
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Intertek offers a range of services to governments, national standards organisations and customs departments. We help ensure that goods imported into these countries comply with safety, quality and other standards, preventing the dumping of unsafe goods and improving quality. Foreign finance ministries use Intertek’s services to increase import duty collection and efficiency.
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