Certificate of Inspection for Exports to Libya

Cotecna is qualified to issue a Certificate of Inspection for shipments to Libya.

In May 2015, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya (CBL) published resolution n°96, regulating the use of foreign exchange for opening documentary letters of credit (L/C). One of the mandatory L/C requirements was for the exporter to present a Certificate of Inspection (COI) issued by an approved inspection company, in order to be financed through the documentary L/C.

Some new instructions have been published in CBL note ARN 2020-09 issued on the 31st December 2020, confirming the qualification and accreditation criteria for inspection companies issuing the mandatory Certificate of Inspection. Cotecna fully qualifies to conduct controls and issue a Certificate of Inspection for exporters and importers to meet Libyan Authorities requirements, enable L/C payments and facilitate the entry of goods into Libya.

Libya Certificate of Inspection Process

Cotecna carries out the following services to provide exporters with a COI:

Physical inspection before loading to ensure:

  • Verification of description stipulated on import documents
    • Identification of goods
    • Documentary verification
    • Samplings in case of lab testing
  • Laboratory testing (if necessary)
  • Issuance of a Certificate of Inspection


Request a Certification

To learn more about our verification of conformity programmes, or to request a Certificate of Conformity (COC) for your shipment, please contact us.

Please note that to receive a quote you will need to have at least the following export documents ready:

  • Request for Certification – RFC (available above)
  • Pro forma or commercial invoice

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