For a better control of imports in DRC
The Bureau Veritas BIVAC BV liaison office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now new premises. Located at 130B Avenue Kwango, Gombe, these buildings were erected to better coordinate the operation of the modernized import verification program, incorporating a strengthened component of the conformity of goods with Congolese standards.
With its partner the Congolese Office of Control (OCC), Bureau Véritas B.I.V.A.C BV wants to improve consumer protection, encourage fair competition, protect domestic industries and facilitate international trade.
Present at the ceremony, the Minister of Foreign Trade, Jean-Lucien Bussa, proceeded, Wednesday, February 14, 2018, to cut the symbolic ribbon marking the inauguration of new premises of the office of Bivac.
He recalled the obligation of the Government to protect consumers, to ensure the quality of imported or local products, because the provision of the State regal is to ensure that all products are of better quality. And BIVAC has this responsibility to check the import quality to ensure the quality and the respect of the standards.
The Director General of Bureau Veritas Bivac BV Liaison Office in the DRC, Pierre-Olivier Gobert, has meanwhile said that “this activity deployed under the mandate that issued us the Congolese Office of Control as a result of an international call for tender, makes available to the Congolese State and importers the network and the expertise of the Bureau Veritas group, deployed in more than 140 countries, on all continents and through more than 1300 offices and laboratories ” … read more …