Intertek Signs New Contract with the Government of Gabon as Sole Provider of
Certificate Services to Support Their New Conformity Assessment Programme
LONDON -- July 1, 2013
Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has
signed a new contract with the Agence Gabonnaise de Normalisation (AGANOR) in
Gabon, Central Africa, to support its new Conformity Assessment Programme
“PROGEC” (Programme Gabonais d'Evaluation de la Conformité) in providing
certification service to exporters to Gabon.
The PROGEC programme verifies the conformity of all regulated products in the
respective exporting countries, ensuring they comply with applicable national,
regional or international standards and technical regulations, protecting the
health, safety and environment of Gabon’s citizens from sub standard imported
goods, and will commence 5th July 2013.
Exporters to Gabon are required to provide a Certificate of Conformity for
Customs clearance and this will be compulsory from 1st October 2013. This
certificate can only be obtained from Intertek.
David Gregory, Vice President of Intertek’s Government and Trade Services
said: “We are delighted to be working with ANTT in supporting them with the
implementation of this highly crucial PROGEC and participate in improving
consumer safety in Gabon. Having introduced the very first conformity
assessment programme over 18 years ago, Intertek has the required experience
and expertise to provide the authorities with this technical service, and
exporters to Gabon, with rapid and excellent certification, inspection and
Intertek’s global services network, located in over 100 nations, supports this
programme, helping the ANTT to ensure products imported from around the world
are delivered in good order to the people of Gabon.
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. Finance ministries use
Intertek’s services to increase import duty collection and efficiency.
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit
Gill Purkiss, +44 1277 223400
Marketing Services Manager, Government and Trade Services
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