Pre-Export Verification of Conformity (PVoC)

What is PVoC?

PVoC is an inspection and verification programme carried out on goods by appointed inspection agents in the country of export. Verification of compliance to technical regulations and standards is provided for in Article 5 of the World Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT). PVoC was designed in accordance to the provisions of Article 5 of the TBT Agreement and in compliance with the notification requirements of WTO.

The objective of PVoC is to minimize the risk of unsafe and substandard goods entering Ugandan and protect consumers against dangerous, shoddy and substandard imported products.

 List of Products subject to PVoC as at 22rd December 2017

 List of Exemptions issued as at 15th November 2017

  Download PVoC Inspection Manual Here

  Download PVoC Complaints Form

 Download Motor Vehicle clearance guidelines

 Download JEVIC RWI Site Contacts 

 Download Summary Of Guidlines For Motor Vehicles Clearance.

  Goods Exempted from PVoC

   Uganda Standards Catalogue as at 30th June 2017 


For more information, please contact:

Ms Linda Kobere
PVoC Desk Officer
Tel: +256 414 505 995
Mobile: +256 702 728 042
Fax: +256 414 286 123


Exempted goods  [ 70 KB ]
Imports Inspection Process as at August 2015  [ 404 KB ]
JEVIC RWI Sites  [ 145 KB ]
List of exemptions as at 15th-November 2017  [ 63 KB ]
Motor Vehicle clearance guidelines  [ 319 KB ]
PVoc List of goods as at 22nd Dec 2017  [ 1.4 MB ]
PVoC Manual 2017  [ 907 KB ]
Summary Of Guidlines For Motor Vehicles Clearance  [ 117 KB ]
UNBS PVOC Complaint form submitted  [ 1.1 MB ]