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Cotecna appointed by SON Nigeria

Press release
Geneva, 17 April, 2013

Cotecna appointed by SON to inspect goods exported to Nigeria

On February 1, 2013, Cotecna, one of the world’s leading international testing, inspection and certification companies, was officially appointed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), to join Nigeria’s revised Standards Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Programme (SONCAP).

Based on Act n°56 of 1971 and susbsequent amendments, the Conformity Assessment Programme (SONCAP) was introduced by the Federal Government of Nigeria to address the concern of unsafe products entering the country.

As part of the SONCAP programme, Cotecna carries out the Verification of Conformity of imported goods and issues Certificates of Conformity (CoC) in the country of origin.
Robert Massey, Cotecna’s Chief Executive Officer, said « Cotecna is proud to continue its partnership with the Nigerian government as a service  provider since 1984, with this new contract destined to protect Nigerian consumers from counterfeit or dangerous goods.”

Cotecna Corporate Press

Alison Bourgeois      
Vice President Corporate Communications
+41 22 849 78 23
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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.