Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A (MSC) wishes to advise clients that as from 20th May 2016, the import of goods to Gabon will require a Certificate of Conformity (COC) to be presented for Customs Clearance upon arrival in Gabon.
The regulation applies to the follow products:
Machines and appliances, electrical, electronic equipment and their parts
Civil engineering, products from chemical industry and construction
Health, medical and surgical instruments and devices, personal care, cosmetics and toys
It is the Shippers’ responsibility to comply with this regulation. Any consignment not accompanied with the required COC will be rejected entry into Gabon. All associated costs will be passed onto the shippers’ account.
The COC can be delivered by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS SA), Bureau Veritas, or Intertek International Limited.