The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) will starting November 1, 2021 embark on inspecting used vehicles from South Africa and Singapore.
This, the standards agency says, is in line with the UNBS Inspection and Clearance of Imports Regulations, 2018.
Previously, UNBS says importers from South Africa and Singapore were exempted.
However, in the latest development, UNBS will commence undergoing Inspection for Road worthiness through the PVoC Uganda Program from November 1, 2021.
“This is therefore to notify all importers of Used Motor Vehicles and other stakeholders that PVoC for Used Motor Vehicles from Singapore and South Africa which will be shipped from the Bill of Lading date of 01st November, 2021 must be inspected and accompanied with a Valid Certificate of Road Worthiness (CRW) issued by the current PVoC Service Providers EAA Company Ltd and Quality Inspection Services Japan (QYISJ),” UNBS said in a notice on Thursday.
The Bureau adds: “Importers/Exporters from Singapore and South Africa who voluntarily wish their Used Motor Vehicles to be inspected under the PVoC Program before the commencement date are free to do so.
According to UNBS, the existing PVoC Program for the countries of Japan, UK and UAE remain unchanged.
It is worth noting that Used Motor Vehicles imported into the country are assessed against the Uganda Standards (US) 845:2017 – Road Vehicles – Requirements for Inspection and Testing of Used Motor Vehicles for Road worthiness, a compulsory Uganda Standard before shipment.