Cotecna fully operational to inspect goods exported to Iraq

In October 2012, Cotecna, one of the world's leading international testing, inspection and certification companies, was officially appointed by the Iraqi Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control (COSQC) to handle the implementation of a verification of conformity program for goods imported into Iraq. We are glad to announce that we are fully operational to carry out these services.

As part of the country's import verification program, Cotecna is carrying out verifications and the issuance of Certificates of Conformity (CoC) in exporting countries, as well as checks at specified border points in Iraq. For details on the program consult www.exports-to-iraq.com

"Cotecna is proud to have been chosen by COSQC for this mandate. We will deploy our best efforts to contribute to the program's success for better consumer protection and the wellbeing of the people of Iraq", said Robert Massey, Cotecna's CEO.

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 www.cotecna.com. The Cotecna Group has a combined workforce of about 4,000 employees and agents in close to 100 offices.

Cotecna Corporate Press

Alison Bourgeois

Vice President Corporate Communications