Presentation on theme: "PRODUCT CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT 2.0 SGS House Antwerp, 24 September 2013 By Peter van Blanckenberg, Marketing & Sales GIS."— Presentation transcript:
PRODUCT CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT 2.0 SGS House Antwerp, 24 September 2013 By Peter van Blanckenberg, Marketing & Sales GIS
3 OFFICES AND LABS IN BELGIUM Antwerp Bertem Brussels Ghent Gembloux Houthalen Liège Mechelen Melsele Wavre Zaventem Zulte Zwijnaarde
5 Saudi Arabia, 2004 Kuwait, 2008 Algeria, 2009 Kurdistan Region, Republic of Iraq, 2011 Qatar, 2011 specific : Automotive spare parts Egypt, 2012 specific : textiles, garments, leather products WHICH ARAB COUNTRIES?
6 Authorities wish to: Prevent import of unsafe, substandard or counterfeit goods Promote honest trade practices Protect interests of local producers Facilitate customs clearance process WHY DO COUNTRIES INSTALL IT?
7 PRODUCT CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Products need to meet Standards Certification Bodies assess compliancy Pre-shipment inspection Documentary Verification Certificates of Conformity needed for Customs clearance / Letter of Credit
8 EARLY DAYS PCA 1.0
9 THIS IS NOW : PCA 2.0
10 WHAT IS IT? -Projects -Tenders -Key account management -Procurement Team up with other departments