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Cotecna to issue COC for cosmetic products in Saudi Arabia

Press Release
Geneva, 28 August, 2013

Cotecna, one of the world’s leading international testing, inspection and certification companies, has been appointed by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to issue Certificates of Conformity for cosmetic products imported to the Kingdom.

The agreement was signed on Monday 26th August 2013. As part of the SFDA Verification of Conformity program, destined to protect Saudi Arabian consumers from counterfeit or dangerous goods, Cotecna will ensure the compliance and conformity of cosmetic products according to applicable rules and instructions.

Cotecna will inspect the goods and carry out testing and analysis of the cosmetic products in internationally accredited laboratories and/or other laboratories in agreement with the SFDA. The Certificates of Conformity will be issued in the exporting country and must be submitted at the Saudi Arabian borders upon importation.


Cotecna 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 close to 4,000 employees and agents in more than 100 offices.



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