Need a Certificate of Conformity (COC)?

As an ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Accredited Service Provider, ASC service offerings include product certification, inspections (both Pre-Shipment Inspections and Market Surveillance) to meeting different regulatory, buyer and customer requirements.

To ensure worldwide coverage, access to highly knowledgeable and skilful resources at a competitive price, ASC has partnered with the world’s biggest inspection network organisation called, to provide efficient PVOC inspections services globally.

This has allowed us to streamline the certification process.

A Certificate of Conformity (COC) is an official document issued by a competent authority or a recognized certification body that certifies a product’s compliance with specific standards, regulations, or technical specifications. The COC serves as evidence that the product meets the required safety, quality, and performance standards set by regulatory agencies or industry organizations, buyers, customers etc.

The purpose of a Certificate of Conformity is to ensure that products entering the market or being used in a specific context adhere to established guidelines. This helps protect consumers, promote fair competition, and maintain consistent product quality and safety.

Key points about Certificates of Conformity:

  1. Regulatory Compliance: COCs are commonly required for products in regulated industries such as electronics, automotive, medical devices, toys, and more. Regulatory bodies often mandate that products meet certain standards before they can be sold or used.
  2. Third-Party Verification: In many cases, a third-party certification body evaluates the product’s design, manufacturing process, and testing data to verify compliance with the relevant standards. This independent assessment adds credibility to the COC.
  3. Content of COC: A Certificate of Conformity typically includes information such as the product’s description, technical specifications, relevant standards or regulations, test results, production methods, and the name and details of the issuing authority.
  4. International Trade: COCs are important for international trade, as they facilitate the movement of goods across borders by ensuring that products adhere to the importing country’s regulations. Exporters may need to provide COCs to their customers or regulatory agencies.
  5. Customs Clearance: Some countries require a Certificate of Conformity as part of the customs clearance process. It helps customs officials verify that imported goods meet local safety and quality standards.
  6. Consumer Confidence: COCs contribute to consumer trust by assuring them that the products they purchase are safe, reliable, and of a certain quality. This can positively impact brand reputation and customer loyalty.
  7. Validity and Renewal: COCs are often valid for a specified period, after which the product may need to be re-evaluated to ensure continued compliance. Renewal processes may involve retesting or reassessment of the product.

It’s important to note that the specific requirements and processes for obtaining a Certificate of Conformity can vary widely depending on the industry, region, and product type. If you’re seeking a Certificate of Conformity for a particular product, it’s recommended to consult with relevant regulatory authorities, certification bodies, or experts in that field to ensure proper compliance and documentation.