New SGS mandate: Pre-Importation Inspection, Testing & Certification Program of Goods to Iraq
Iraq’s Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) based on the Law No. 54 of 1979 (Article 3/Clause 8) and with the aim of protecting Iraqi consumers, producers, environment, public safety and national economy from using substandard products and to restrict the importation of inferior, debased and fake product, has appointed SGS for the Implementation of Pre-Importation Inspection, Testing & Certification Program of Goods to Iraq (ICIGI).
There are a total of 90 ranges of products regulated by this program such as:
Chemical and household products
Toys and childcare products
Electrical and electronic products
Vehicles and spare parts
The start of the ICIGI program is scheduled in the 2nd quarter of 2011.
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