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Cotecna appointed by COSQC for VOC in Iraq

Press Release
Geneva, 8 January, 2013

Cotecna appointed by COSQC to inspect goods imported into Iraq

Cotecna, one of the world’s leading international testing, inspection and certification companies, has been officially appointed by the Iraqi Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC), to handle the implementation of a verification of conformity program for goods imported into Iraq.  The contract was signed on 24th October 2012 and our operations will begin approximately three months after its publication.

Based on article 3 (clause 8) of Iraqi law n°54 of 1979, COSQC has been empowered by the Iraqi Ministry of Planning to launch this program.

As part of the country’s import verification program, Cotecna will carry out verifications and issuance of Certificate of Conformity (CoC) or Non Conformity Report (NCR) in countries of origin, as well as checks at specified border points in Iraq.

Cotecna is proud to have been chosen by COSQC for this mandate. We will deploy our best efforts to contribute to the program’s success for better consumer protection and the wellbeing of the people of Iraq”, said Robert Massey, Cotecna’s CEO.


Cotecna Corporate Press
Alison Bourgeois
Vice President Corporate Communications
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About Cotecna
Founded in Switzerland in 1974, the Cotecna group offers a wide range of Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services. Cotecna is a pioneer in areas such as risk management, destination inspection and scanner integration projects and also offers Customs modernization programmes, Customs valuation assistance, trade security solutions and commercial inspections. For a full description of our services, please visit The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of about 4,000 employees and agents in close to 100 offices. 



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