Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has extended its contract with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to continue to manage its Conformity Assessment Programme (SONCAP) for exports to the country.
The programme verifies the conformity of all regulated products entering Nigeria from the respective exporting countries within a range of sectors, including: automotive, chemicals, electricals and electronics, textiles, health and beauty products, machinery, building products and toys.
This ensures they comply with the applicable Nigerian technical regulations and quality standards, assuring Nigeria’s citizens of the quality and reliability of imported goods. Intertek has been supporting the programme since 2005.
Thomas Kordick, Global Business Line Leader, Government and Trade Services, Intertek said: “We are delighted to have renewed our contract with SON to support them with the ongoing success of SONCAP, giving Nigeria’s consumers the Assurance they need when buying imported goods and protecting them from sub-standard products.
“Having introduced the very first Conformity Assessment Programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia more than 20 years ago, Intertek has the experience and expertise to provide both SON and exporters to Nigeria, with a reliable, efficient and excellent service.”
Exporters to Nigeria are required to provide a SONCAP Certificate for Customs clearance in accordance with Government regulation. This certificate can only be obtained from an SONCAP Accredited Partner such as Intertek.
Intertek are the pioneers of Conformity Assessment programmes having introduced the very first one over 20 years ago and with our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.