Certificate of Conformity for Exports to the Kurdistan Region
Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) service for exports to Kurdistan
Exporters/Importers trading with the Kurdistan region need to comply with the requirements of Kurdistan’s Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) service which mandates that shipments require a Certificate of Conformity in order to clear customs. Failure to do so can result in severe delays in goods clearance, penalties, or even shipments being returned.
CBCA focuses primarily on safety and quality standards giving Kurdistan consumers the assurance they need in the quality and safety of goods being imported and helping to protect their environment.
CBCA verifies the conformity of products being shipped to the Kurdistan region.
Intertek has been appointed as the sole Certification Body authorised to issue Certificates of Conformity for regulated product consignments exported to the Kurdistan region.
The evaluation process for the issuance of CoC includes:
- review of submitted conformity documents,
- physical verification to review the markings & labelling,
- assessment of the conformity of the products
- verification of the inspected products with the shipping and/or transaction documents.
Compliance with the relevant Kurdistan or approved international/ national standards results in the issuance of a CoC prior to shipment.