Applus+ is authorized by Iraq COSQC to implement Certification of Compliance (COC)


    Applus+ has been authorized by the Central Organization for Standard Quality Control (COSQC) in Iraq to supervise the testing, inspection and certification services of regulated products under the Pre-Shipment Compliance Certification (COC) program as an authorized third-party inspection agency, and to issue a Certificate of Compliance (CoC), starting January 1, 2024.


    In order to protect the rights and interests of consumers and monitor the quality of imported products, the COSQC in Iraq has implemented a pre-shipment compliance certification program since 2011. The program requires all controlled imported products to comply with Iraqi national standards and technical regulations, and to provide a compliance certificate (CoC) during customs clearance, otherwise they will be charged a corresponding penalty.

    The controlled product categories are as follows:

    • Electrical products
    • Food
    • Bathroom products
    • Gas appliance
    • Chemicals
    • Cosmetics, detergents
    • Clothing, textiles
    • Construction products
    • Other products

    For Applying Iraq COC, please provide the following document:

    • Applus+ Application form
    • Packing list
    • Invoice
    • Test report
    • Self declaration

    To avoid fines or returns, it is recommended that you consult with Applus experts on the COC certificate application process before exporting goods to Iraq and obtain a compliance certificate in a timely manner to ensure smooth customs clearance in the future.

    Applus also provides COC in following scheme: 

    • Morocco: CoC
    • Qatar:CoC for construction products
    • Kuwait:CoC for construction products
    • UAE:CoC for construction products
    • Algeria:CoC
    • Saudi Arabia:SASO CoC
    • Global Business Inspection: Quality inspection (MTC) and pre shipment inspection (PSI) for building materials, metal materials, and other products

    About COSQC

    According to Article 8 of Chapter 3 of Iraqi Law No. 54, COSQC implements a pre import inspection, testing, and certification program (ICIGI) to restrict the import of substandard, counterfeit, and inferior products into Iraq, and to protect domestic consumers, manufacturers, the environment, and public safety.

    About Applus+

    Applus+, as the world leading 3rd third party , could issue COC based on related Iraq regulation and norm. We could help you to have a better understanding about the new version of regulated product list as well as provide you a quick and whole support on the testing, inspection and certification service. 

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