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Trade facilitation, which is now the main aspect of the inspection program is expected to become a lot more efficient in the near future, people are becoming more and more aware about the system, and there is a proposition of introducing automation at all levels of the trade circle and provision of an improved regulatory interface between government bodies and importers to make this possible.

Bureau Veritas and its subsidiary BIVAC have been selected by the Government of Somalia to perform pre-shipment inspection programme on all products imported into Somalia (except exemptions) with a CIF value above or equals to 3,000 USD - in the countries of export.

This Programme is operational from November 1st, 2009 on behalf the Ministry of Finance and the following associated Ministries: Commerce, Health, Agriculture, Livestock, Industry, Marine and Fishing.

The Pre-shipment inspection services are intended to facilitate international trade and contribute to the economic development of the country. The objective of the programme is to encourage fair domestic trade conditions, thereby protecting the consumer, the environment and fighting against low quality products in compliance with international standards.


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