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PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL IMPORTERS: WAIVER OF PVOC SURCHARGE FEES ON NEWLY TAGGED COMMODITIES FOR THE PERIOD
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  22nd December , 2021 ,       Hits: 416

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has an obligation to protect public health & safety and to ensure that consumers get quality products that match value for money. The Bureau also has the mandate to promote fair trade and contribute to national development. This is achieved through formulation, implementation and enforcement of standards for both locally manufactured and imported products for the Ugandan market as well as ensuring that national industrial policies are streamlined into available regulations and procedures.

Due to the formulation and development of a number of standards, the Bureau has expanded the scope of commodities it regulates. This has increase the number of import commodities tagged for its intervention on the Uganda Electronic Single Window (eSW). This development has affected a number of importers who were unaware that their import commodities are regulated by UNBS. These importers have engaged UNBS concerning their consignments, which are currently stuck in the Bonds and those already in transit, which did not undergo the UNBS inspection in the countries of export and are hence liable to PVoC surcharge fees, which they can hardly meet due to financial constraints.

In consideration of the above challenge, UNBS is providing an exemption period of three (3) months against PVoC requirements basing on the following terms.

For any other inquiries, contact UNBS on the following telephone numbers to the attention of Mr. Abubaker Bakulumpagi: Tel. 0703659073 Email: abubaker.bakulumpagi@unbs.go.ug or Mr. Samuel Tumwesigye: 0704585351 Email: samuel.tumwesigye@unbs.go.ug or Mr. Kasim Kata: 0772675203 Email: kasim.kata@unbs.go.ug

Dated: 22nd December, 2021

Eng. John Paul Musimami

AG. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

UGANDA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS