Intertek Signs New Contract in Nigeria

  Intertek Signs New Contract in Nigeria

Business Wire

LONDON -- November 27, 2012

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.

Learn more: www.intertek.com/government/product-conformity/exports/nigeria/

About Intertek’s Government and Trade Services

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.

About Intertek:

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide
range of industries around the world.

From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification,
Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and
processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.

Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its
customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and
over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.

For more information, visit www.intertek.com/government

Contact:

Intertek
Gill Purkiss, +44 1277 223400
Marketing Services Manager
Government and Trade Services
info.government@intertek.com
 
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