Pvoc is a conformity assessment programe based on article 5 of WTO-TBT agreement, administered by KENYA BUREAU OF STANDARD on behalf of the Government, carried out by the appointed KEBS verification partners on regulated goods in the country of supply. The overall objective is to minimize the risk of unsafe and substandard goods entering Kenyan market. Thus ensuring health Safety and environmental protection of Kenya.
BASIC OF CONFORMITY ASSESMENT
To ensure equal National treatment in line with W.T.O all conformity assessment shall be on Kenya technical regulations international standards or Technical regulations applicable in the country of supply shall apply.
APPOINTMENT OF PVOC AGENTS AND THEIR DESIGNATED REGIONS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The four (4) inspection companies (PVOC AGENTS) Namely:
-M/S solvate General Re surveillance SA (SGS0).
-M/S Intertek international
-M/S Global inspection South Africa (PTY).
-M/S China certification and inspection (Group) CO LTD.
Have been contracted by KEBS to undertake PVOC activities in the new contract effective from 17th Nov 2008 unlike the previous one.
The new contract provides for more than pvoc Agent per a region thus providing a choice to exporters/ importers. The designated regions (8)of responsibilities for each PVOC agent and other PVOC related information are available on www.kenyapvoc.com.