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  27th June , 2022 ,       Hits: 2174

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), wishes to inform all Importers of Fishing Gear that it is now a requirement for specific Fishing Gear to undergo Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVOC) in accordance with the requirements of The Fish (Fishing) Rules, 2010, Statutory Instruments No.33, particularly, Part II - Prohibited Nets and Fishing with Nets- Clause 3, 4,6,7 and 19.

The Bureau will commence enforcement of compliance with the above Fishing Rules, 2010 effective 1st July, 2022 and all Importers of such Fishing Gear are required to subject them to Pre-Export Verification of Conformity to Uganda Standards (PVOC) from their countries of export before being imported in to the country.

UNBS implements the Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVOC) Program through the three (3) appointed International Inspection Companies, namely; TUV Rheinland, Intertek International Limited and Société Générale de Surveillance S.A (SGS) whose contacts and addresses are available on UNBS website

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